At Junk South, we are committed to protecting the environment while enhancing people’s lives. With a little imagination, it’s easy to see how used toys, clothes, furniture, and more might be used to help invent a better life for someone. To that end, our staff is trained to see possibility where others see junk, and to have the familiarity and know-how to make sure your junk’s potential is reached. Junk South makes all donations on behalf of our clients, providing tax deductible receipts upon request.


The Junk South Commitment

At Junk South we take reuse and recycling very seriously. Our commitment to the environment ensures that if your 'junk' cannot be donated or reused, it still finds a proper home. Diverting tons of waste everyday isn't easy, but at Junk South its a responsibility that we gladly accept. Rely on Junk South to separate waste from recyclables and donateables as we discover the best solution for your junk and the environment, every-time!

Charities We Work With

Goodwill/Goodwill Industries

Goodwill/Goodwill Industries is a nationwide organization with the mission of putting people to work. Goodwill’s Retail Services collect donated clothing and household goods, then sells the items in their stores at affordable prices. Revenue from sales of donated items provides funding for vocational training and other programs and services that Goodwill offers. It is important to note that 93 cents of every dollar they spend goes directly to their programs and services.

Habitat for Humanity, ReStore

The ReStore accepts donations of new or nearly new building supplies, furniture and appliances from individuals, contractors, and businesses. Some of the materials will be used to build Habitat homes, and any extra materials will be sold at the Habitat ReStore. Proceeds from the ReStore benefit Habitat for Humanity in the Northeast Georgia region.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army community stores provide quality goods at bargain prices. The proceeds from these stores are used to fund their Adult Rehabilitation Centers which are thus self sustaining. The Salvation Army helps employ rehabilitating adults in their Family Stores. At these stores, great deals and bargain prices can be found on clothing, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment, books, electronics and much more.

Keep Athens Clarke County Beautiful

KACCB strives to protect and improve our local environment through collaborative and sustainable community activities. The quality of life in Athens can continue to improve as residents, businesses, and local government work together. KACCB provides educational supplies, books, art supplies, and much more to Athens’ teachers through the Teacher Re- Use Store.

Atlanta Mission

Established in 1938, Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, residential discipleship, job attainment, and transitional housing to the homeless. The Atlanta Mission Thrift Store is a major funding source for programs that positively transform the lives of men, women and children facing homelessness. Atlanta Mission accepts clothing, shoes, household goods, appliances, and furniture.

Free IT Athens

Free IT Athens (FRITA) is a group of Athens citizens who not only believe computers are necessary for everyday life, but they work to make sure everyone has access to one at a low-cost. Free IT’s also provides Athens- Clarke County residents and organizations access to information technology resources. Free IT accepts computers, laptops, monitors, and software. Unusable computer components are dissembled and recycled.

Athens Latino Center for Education and Services

Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES) operates a thrift store that sells furniture, appliances, lamps, mattresses and other gently used items at low prices. All funds raised through the thrift store help ALCES to continue to offer classes in English, citizenship, computer literacy, financial literacy and General Education Degree (GED) classes and various programs to the Latino community.

St. Mary’s Hospice House Thrift Store

The St. Mary’s Hospice House Thrift Store offers high quality, namebrand merchandise. Proceeds from the store help St. Mary’s Hospice Services fulfill its mission to provide quality end-of-life care to anyone who needs it, regardless of ability to pay. The thrift store accepts antiques, literature, art, collectables, and various household items.

Athens Area Homeless Shelter

The Athens Area Homeless Shelter (AAHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving homeless individuals and families in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. AAHS was established in 1986 and was formally incorporated in 1990. AAHS’s mission is to provide collaborative, comprehensive services to homeless individuals and families, fostering public awareness of homelessness in the community.

Project Safe Thrift Store

The Project Safe Thrift Store features clothing, books, games, household items, furniture and accessories at bargain prices that work to end domestic violence. Project Safe clients receive donated merchandise directly from the Thrift Store to help make their transitions easier. Each month, over 80 individuals receive in excess of 500 items at no charge.


AthicaATHICA was conceived as an alternative art space, with a gallery dedicated to exhibiting challenging and innovative contemporary art in a non-commercial space. Opened in March 2002, opening receptions and affiliated events have attracted thousands through events such as gallery art, performance art, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings and music.