• 1725 S. Liberty St. | Muncie, IN 47302
  • (765) 288-9122

RECYCLING PROGRAM

The New Life Center (Ray Raines New Life Center), at the corner of Memorial Drive (12th Street) and Liberty Street, is a bustling center of recycling and donation activity. It began as an expression of our care for the earth and, specifically, our neighborhood, but it also creates a safe place for Mission residents to learn and use life job skills. It is a place where everything and everybody receives a second chance.

Mission residents assist drivers in the drop-off area by greeting and emptying their vehicles of donated items. These items are then placed in the warehouse where Mission residents, along with paid staff and volunteers, sort clothing, bundle cardboard, clean furniture, repair electronics and much more. Certain items are set aside for the purpose of clothing Mission residents and another portion is set aside for families that have been serviced by our Family Services department. Both of these Mission services are provided at no cost.

The largest majority of the donated items eventually end up in the Attic Window Thrift stores. Currently there are (5) Attic Window stores. Recyclable items (see list below) are sold by weight to outside vendors. Income from the Attic Window and recyclable sales help fuel the Men’s Program, Family Services, Community Lunch, and more.

Ray Raines New Life Center
Car loaded with donations for the New Life Center.
Bundled Paper

TRIVIA:

Last year, the New Life Center recycled 1,554,357 pounds of paper, cardboard, metal, and other recyclables.

WHAT CAN I DONATE?

We are happy to accept any of the following recyclable items:

  • Paper/ cardboard
  • Aluminum (all kinds)
  • Metals of all kinds
  • New, used, and non-working cellphones and accessories
  • PDAs
  • Digital Cameras
  • Pagers/Beepers
  • Two-way radios

ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT

We are unable to accept the following items:

  • Plastic recyclables
  • Glass of any kind/ color
  • Console TVs or console stereos
  • Non-working TVs
  • Water softeners
  • Wooden windows or window glass
  • Soiled or torn mattresses/ box springs
  • Furniture with rips, stains, or burn holes
  • Non-working chest freezers
  • Round-shouldered refrigerators or freezers
  • Water beds
  • Organs or pianos
  • Dishwashers or old microwaves

WHERE CAN I DROP OFF ITEMS?

Attic Window – Muncie / South

Attic Window Thrift store locations include Muncie, IN; Memorial Dr.400 W. Memorial Drive
M-F 9 am – 5:30 pm; Sat. 9 am – 3:45 pm
Phone: (765) 282-0997
For pick up or delivery call:
(765) 288-9122, ext. 442

Attic Window – Muncie / North

Attic Window Thrift store locations include Muncie, IN; Broadway Blvd.3400 N. Broadway Avenue
M-Sat.  9 am – 5:30 pm
Phone: (765) 213-6231
For pick up or delivery call:
(765) 288-9122, ext. 442

Attic Window – Winchester*

Attic Window Thrift store locations include Winchester, IN.120 S. Meridian Street – Winchester
M-F 10 am – 5:00 pm; Sat. 10 am – 2:45 pm
Phone: (765) 584-9805
For pick up or delivery call:
(765) 288-9122, ext. 442

Attic Window – Hartford City*

Attic Window Thrift store locations include Hartford City, IN.108 N. Jefferson Street – Hartford City
M-F 9 am – 5:00 pm; Sat. 10 am – 2:45 pm
Phone: (765) 348-2050
For pick up or delivery call:
(765) 288-9122, ext. 442

Attic Window – New Castle

Attic Window Thrift store locations include New Castle, IN.511 N Memorial Dr. – New Castle
M-Sat. 9 am – 5:30 pm
Phone: (765) 388-2519
For pick up or delivery call:
(765)288-9122, ext.442

*(No recyclable items accepted for these locations. Only clothing and furniture.)

Who to Call With Questions

If you are unsure as to whether we can recycle certain items, please call us at the Ray Raines New Life Center, at (765) 288-9122, ext. 442.

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