Umbrellas

Recycle with Local Businesses

If none of these alternatives are available to you please PUT IN GARBAGE.

Local Recycling/Donation Information: 

Please call business before dropping items off 

Salvation Army
Donation Locations | (775) 688-4555
Call for details and/or restrictions.

SPCA Thrift Store
75 E Moana Ln, Reno | (775) 324-7776
Please call for details and/or restrictions.

I Got You Reno
775-339-1631
In good condition 
Accepts donations from businesses and residences; to arrange a pickup, either email [email protected] or through their donate tab on the website.

Goodwill
5000 Smithridge Dr, Reno |(775)853-7606
Please call for details and/or restrictions.  

Goodwill Outlet 
2424 Oddie Blvd, Reno | (775) 358-6444
Please call for details and/or restrictions.

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Umbrella Frames Are Scrap Metal

If you dismantle the umbrella, the bare metal frame can be disposed of as scrap metal. Otherwise, put the entire umbrella in the trash.

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Umbrella Fabric Is a Textile

If you dismantle the umbrella, the fabric can be disposed of with other clothing and textiles. Otherwise, put the entire umbrella in the trash.

Plastic Umbrella Pieces Go in the Trash

If you dismantle the umbrella, any plastic pieces can go in the trash, such as the handle. Otherwise, put the entire umbrella in the trash.

Ways to Reduce

Don’t Just Toss It — Fix It

If your umbrella breaks, try fixing it before you throw it away. There are many guides online for umbrella repair, such as this guide from WikiHow.

Ways to Reuse

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Use Old Umbrellas for Crafts

You can use old umbrellas to make dozens of items, including walkway canopies, reusable bags, wall hooks and garden trellises. There are a ton of ideas online — take a look at this list of ideas from Dukes & Duchesses to get started.

Did You Know?

33 Million Umbrellas

Umbrellas are a huge market. In the U.S. alone, 33 million umbrellas are sold each year.