What We Accept

  • We accept drop-off donations during center open hours.
  • When we are overstocked, the item will  have a strikethrough and will not be accepted at the center.
  • We try and keep this list updated but do retain the right to refuse donations at the door. 
  • Have an item that isn’t listed, contact us at info[at]austincreativereuse.org or call the center at 512-375-3041

PAPER
Reams or partial reams of printer paper, cardstock, letterhead, construction paper, art paper, small rolls of paper, large rolls of paper, poster board, paper sample books, blueprints,  handmade paper.

FABRIC AND NOTIONS
Fabric (yardage only – 1 yard minimum, exception for cotton/quilting fabric), zippers, buttons, beads, costume jewelry, jewelry pieces, thread, sewing needles, sewing pins, sewing tools, sewing patterns, quilt patterns, ribbon, trim, velcro, leather/Suede fabric, leather cording, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery hoops, wool scraps, felt, roving.

ARTIST SUPPLIES
Most types of paint, brushes, pastels, glue guns, glue, chalk, ink, carving tools, stencils, transfer letters, crayons, markers, pens, pencils, rulers, clay,  silk screens, canvas (blank and used), easels.

CRAFT SUPPLIES
Aluminum can tabs, Pipe cleaners, craft foam, feathers, glitter, sequins, doll supplies, marbles, game and puzzle pieces, silk flowers, wine and other corks, pinback buttons, candles (not in glass or ceramic containers) wax, straws, shells, trophies, craft wood, stretcher bars, popsicle sticks, jewelry making supplies, beads, glass stones, styrofoam forms, natural wreaths (not the green, plastic christmas wreaths), decorative rocks, pinecones, interesting dried seeds/floral

CRAFT/ART TOOLS
Die cutting machines, embossers, laminators, sewing machines, sergers, typewriters, silk screen machines, irons, knitting machines, quilting frames

COLLAGE & SCRAPBOOKING

Stickers, scrapbook paper, embellishments, punches, rubber stamps, stamp pads, die cuts, maps, calendars, postage stamps, photographs, postcards.

BOOKS AND MAGAZINES
Craft and Art books, vintage magazines(pre-1971), vintage books, National geographic Magazines, Craft and Art Magazines (current)

GIFT WRAP & PARTY SUPPLIES
Mardi Gras Beads, Wrapping paper on rolls (no christmas), unused flat folds of wrapping paper,  unused or gently used gift bags, tissue paper, raffia & Easter grass, greeting cards & envelopes (no christmas), party decorations, ribbon and bows, party supplies, easter eggs, holiday cookie cutters, Strand lights

MAT BOARD, FRAMING, SIGN MAKING
Mat board, foam core, picture frames, acrylic, Plexiglas, corrugated plastic, sign board, adhesive vinyl, Vinyl banners

ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN
Carpet samples (not glued into books), Formica samples, wallpaper samples, wallpaper books, tile (colorful – 4″x4″ max), paint chip samples, upholstery books, upholstery swatches (8″x8″ or larger), contact paper, wooden floor samples, glass block samples

OFFICE SUPPLIES
Pens, pencils, erasers, binders, scissors, hole punches, staplers, staples, staple removers, tape dispensers, tape, file folders (manila, pocket, and hanging), tab dividers, transparencies, rubber bands, paperclips, envelopes,  labels, plastic/metal organizers, note pads, clipboards.

CONTAINERS
Clean baby food jars with lids, baskets, mason jars, decorative tins, jewelry boxes, small plastic bottles with lids, plastic crates, cigar boxes, clean coffee tins, plastic storage totes with lids, burlap sacks, wooden crates, plastic stackable drawers, shopping bags, tote bags, clean cat litter containers with lids, buckets with lids

PACKING MATERIALS
Bubble wrap, packing paper, packing foam, air bags, shipping envelopes, shipping tubes, recycled jean insulation

MEDIA/TECH
CDs, CD cases, records, film canisters, slides, slide carousels, floppy disks, telephone wire, coated wire, motherboards, photography equipment, overhead projectors, slide projectors, cameras, telephones, remote controls.

GARAGE ITEMS
Tennis balls, golf balls, Bike parts, bicycle tire tubes, small yard and garden tools, hand tools, power tools (working condition), ornate metal fixtures (hooks, doorknobs, etc.), gears, wheels, clocks, uncoated wire (no coat hangers), screws, nails, keys, wooden dowels, small pieces of wood, rope, license plates, small pots and planters under 5″

KITCHEN ITEMS
Colorful Bottle Caps, corks, rubber bands, clementine boxes,  mason jars, clean baby food jars, small glass jars with lids (label removed)

VINTAGE
Photos, paper ephemera, jewelry, linens, postcards, magazines, sewing patterns, tools, luggage, trunks, antiques, typewriters, adding machines, cameras, film reels, trinkets, toys, books

 

6406 N. IH35 #1801, Austin, TX 78752
Hours: Wed/Th 10am-8pm, Fri/Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Tel: (512) 375-3041