Community Impact

2020 Highlights and Annual Report

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Highlights:

  • The Big Move! We opened our new Creative Reuse Center in the Windsor Park neighborhood of Austin in March 2020. The new space is 7 times the size of our original store and offers new ways to explore, conserve and create with ACR.
  • Diverted 262k pounds of donated materials from the landfill
  • 97% diversion rate
  • 355 tons of materials diverted to date – that’s 13 full-sized, fully-loaded school buses
  • Piloted our Closed Loop School Supply Program with two elementary schools
  • Named a platinum-level Austin Green Business Leader
  • Nearly 10,000 volunteer hours


2019 Highlights and Annual Report

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  • We diverted over 153,000 pounds of material from the landfill
    • 224 Tons of materials have been diverted by ACR to date
  • The Austin Chronicle Voted Best of Austin: Best Arts and Craft Store 2018
  •  Over 6000 volunteer hours


2018 Highlights and Annual Report

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  • We diverted over 125,000 pounds of material from the landfill
  • Led professional development programs for 3 schools
  • Installed reuse centers in 5 schools
  • Awarded Platinum Level Membership With Austin Green Business Leaders
    • We were the first organization in the history of the Austin
      Green Business Leaders (AGBL) program to receive a
      perfect score for Community Stewardship!


2017 Highlights and Annual Report

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  • We’ve expanded open hours from just 8 hours per week to 36 hours per week.
  • We diverted over 84,000 pounds of material from the landfill
  • Over 6200 volunteer hours
  • Offered 5 Art of Reuse workshops to the community with over 100 participants
  • Participated in 70 community events


2016 Highlights and Annual Report

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  • We opened Austin’s first creative reuse center!
  • We diverted over 38,000 pounds of material from the landfill, more than 2.5x our previous annual record.
  • 5269 volunteer hours
  • 65 community events


2015 Highlights and Annual Report

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  • We accomplished all our goals and in 2015 we’ll be opening our first ever permanent community and retail space!
  • Over $13,000 raised during our Raise the Roof campaign
  • 965 volunteer hours
  • 30+ community events

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2014 Highlights and Annual Report

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  • We partnered with the City of Austin, Reuse Alliance Texas, and Austin Resource Recovery to make October 20th Austin Reuse Day!
  • 8,200 pounds of materials diverted from the landfill
  • 264% increase in funds allocated to program activities
  • 1,500+ volunteer hours
  • In our second Educators Material Drive, we served 4,400 Austin area students, distributed 75 pre-paced educational kits and three hands-on, TEKS aligned classroom lesson demonstrations.

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2013 Highlights and Annual Report

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  • 1000+ volunteer hours
  • 13,950 pounds of materials diverted from the landfill
  • Participated in over 25 events
  • In our first ever, Educators Material Drive, we collected over 7,400lbs of materials and reached over 3,200 kids.
  • Received a $1,000 booster prize in I Live Here, I Give Here’s Amplify Austin program, a community-wide challenge to raise $1 million in 24 hours. Austin Creative Reuse received over $3,800 in donations!

2005 Wheless Lane, Austin, TX 78723
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Thu/Fri: 10AM - 4PM
Sat: 11AM -6PM
Curbside Pickup, 10am-4pm, Daily
Tel: (512) 375-3041