Options for Reusable Items
Use the resources listed below to divert waste and conserve natural resources through reuse, upcycling, or repurposing. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
This is a well-known website where you can post practically any item imaginable to sell or donate. Simply post a quick description of your item(s), with your location and a reasonable price, and you may quickly receive a response from interested buyers.
Offer, take, or request goods through this website. It’s also fun to browse and find stuff you can use! Users must register prior to viewing or posting messages.
Gigoit is also an online resource for folks to donate or receive items that are unwanted. Users can quickly search or donate based on their zip code.
Your tax-deductible donation to Goodwill helps local communities. They accept household items, clothing, accessories, furniture, working games and electronics, and more. Visit their website for a complete list of acceptable items and locations.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Habitat for Humanity St. Louis creates comprehensive programs for families willing to work toward building and owning their own home and giving back to the community in a meaningful way. You can donate acceptable new and reusable building supplies and materials to Habitat for Humanity. Donations can be dropped off at the ReStore (in St. Louis City) Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
From computers and graphing calculators to band instruments and headphones, teachers need school supplies.
Share goods and resources with neighbors and friends. The best part of this website is that you can borrow items you need as well!
When your children outgrow their gently used preschool books, you can donate them to Ready Readers, a volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides reading hours to low-income preschool children. View their booklist for titles they would love to have.
ReSource St. Louis
After a demolition occurs, there is an opportunity to recover and reuse construction materials. ReSource St. Louis is a web-based construction and demolition materials exchange, where materials can be offered or requested.
The Salvation Army accepts appliances, automobiles, furniture, clothing, and household goods. See the Donation Value Guide for a detailed list of accepted items and the corresponding value.
The Upcycle Exchange
Miscellaneous items such as common household items, crafty goods, and sewing supplies are sought after at the Upcycle Exchange. Visit their website and see their wish list for a detailed request list. Support local and independent artists, designers, and crafters with your donation in exchange for coupons for handmade creations!
**If you are looking for more ways to improve your reuse system, keep an eye on localreuse.org, a website you can use to find nearby charitable organizations that will gladly take used goods. The site will provide up-to-date information on over 1.5 million non-profits! Features will include custom RSS feeds and mobile apps for “reusers” on the go. Their current launch date is April 22nd (Earth Day) 2012. **
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