Here are a few resources to help as you recycle and donate for your organizational projects.

Donations

There are a lot of local and regional charities where you can donate household goods and clothes, so choose one that you want to support, or rotate. If you have a lot of things and can't drop them off or have a large item, a few organizations will arrange for pickups.

■ Goodwill: 330-786-2576 or www.goodwillakron.org/donate/estate-pick-ups

■ Salvation Army: 800-SA-TRUCK (800-728-7825) or www.satruck.org

■ Easter Seals of Northern Ohio: 800-708-2716 or http://www.donateclothinges.com to schedule a pickup online

■ Core Furniture Bank: 330-379-3188 to leave a message to have furniture picked up and donated to families in Summit County. Go to www.corefurniturebank.org/donate-now for specifics.

Free shredding

■ If you have a lot of documents with sensitive information that you need to shred, River Valley Paper Co. offers free shredding from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at its plant at 131 N. Summit St. near downtown Akron. The paper will be recycled and sold to be made into paper products such as tissue or paper towels.

■ The Better Business Bureau of Akron will also host a free shredding event at Weaver SecurShred, 2337 Romig Road, Akron, from 8 a.m. to noon April 21.

Recycling

■ Most communities offer curbside recycling and there's good information online about what is accepted and what isn't. One thing I learned while researching is that while you may want to collect your recyclables in a plastic bag, you're to dump them into the recycle cart loose and not include plastic bags.

■ Styrofoam and bubble wrap: Many UPS Store locations accept clean, foam packaging peanuts and bubble cushioning for reuse.