Reuse Resource Chart


Photo by Jana Birchum

Austin Clothes Exchange

Bring an item to take an item – usually the first Sunday of the month at HOPE Farmers Market. There's a home decor and housewares swap March 5 at Sooch Foundation Youth and Family Resource Center, and a citywide children's and baby clothes swap April 10 at the Toybrary. www.fb.com/austinclothesexchange.


Austin Creative Reuse

Accepts and sells art supplies, fabric, office and conference supplies. The grand opening celebration is Saturday, Feb. 13, 10am-2pm; ribbon-cutting at 10am. 6406 N. I-35 #1801, www.austincreativereuse.org.


Fixit Clinics

Free monthly meetups focused on repairing one type of item, hosted by Resource Recovery, Recycled Reads, Skillshare Austin, and Reuse Alliance Texas Chapter. Noon on the first Saturday of each month. There's a small appliances and electronics clinic on Sat., March 5, noon-3pm, at Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd.


iFixIt

Online, open-source repair manuals for electronics. www.ifixit.com


Goodwill

Accepts everything except mattresses and hazardous materials. Drop off materials at any Goodwill store. The Resource Center and Outlet Store is at 6505 Burleson Rd. There are "Real Goodwill Tours" the second Friday of each month at 9:30am at the Goodwill Community Center, 1015 Norwood Park. www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.


Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Accepts and sells construction materials, fixtures, and furnishings at their new location. 500 W. Ben White, www.austinhabitat.org/restore.


City of Austin Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center

Accepts paint, chemicals, cleaners, batteries, light bulbs, Styrofoam, plastic bags, brush, yard trimmings, electronics, appliances, and bulky items. Gives away ReBlend paint, mulch, and art supplies. 3810 Todd, www.austintexas.gov/dropoff.


Recycled Reads

Accepts and sells books, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes, records, and maps. 5335 Burnet Rd., library.austintexas.gov/recycled-reads.


Re-Sourcery.org

Finding items to upcycle, haute-cycle, and generally save from the landfill. Join at www.re-sourcery.org.


The Toybrary

Toybrary Austin is a toy lending library for children ages 6 months to 5 years old. 7817 Rockwood #101, www.toybraryaustin.com.


Austin Materials Marketplace

This city-supported program brings together businesses of all sizes and entrepreneurs in the City of Austin and Travis County to create closed-loop systems in which one company's waste is another company's raw material. www.austinmaterialsmarketplace.org.

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