Austin Reuse Directory

Do you want to:

Get Rid of SomethingBuy SomethingRent SomethingRepair Something

Reuse saves items from the landfill and makes them available to your neighbors, who can use them again! Austin residents are estimated to dispose of $11 million in reusable items annually. That’s why we decided to create the Austin Reuse Directory — brought to you by Austin EcoNetwork, supported by Austin Resource Recovery

Find where and how to:

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Here’s how you search using the Austin Reuse Directory:

  • Location – the directory automatically sorts the list by location, so you see the stores and organizations that are closest to you first (Please note – this feature only works if you’re connected to wifi. If you’re using a public wifi network, location sorting also might not work correctly).
  • Item – You have two choices for this one.
    • Type the item you want to find a second home for directly into the search bar. (Just remember to try and keep things general. Instead of typing in t-shirt, type in clothing).
    • If the search bar doesn’t turn up any results (or if you’ve got multiple items you’re trying to find a second home for), you can simply select them from the “Items” drop down list.
  • Categories – This allows you to sort based on the services they provide to the community. (For example – do they serve veterans? Or help clothe the homeless?) This way you can be sure your donation is going to a cause you care about.
  • Filter By – This allows you to filter your search by some of the unique services that the reuse business or organization offers. (For example – do they only collect children’s clothing? Or do they offer 24-hour drop off services? Are they a nonprofit organization?)
  • Item quality – For example – Is it a designer good? A piece of clothing with lots of hole and tears? Some organizations will accept almost anything, others are only looking for higher end goods.