National Association of Professional Organizers
Austin Chapter

 
 
 

 

Community Resources

Non-Profits

These are a few of the non-profits in and around Austin that we as a chapter and as professional organizers donate items and volunteer our time.

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AGE of Central Texas 

www.ageofcentraltx.org

Accepts:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Rollators (walkers with seats and hand-brakes)
  • Shower chairs
  • Shower transfer benches
  • Commodes
  • Adult incontinence products (especially pull-up-style diapers)
  • Cains
  • Crutches



American Textile Recycling Serivice 

www.atrscorp.com/our-neighborhoods/central-texas



Accepts for Recycling:

  • Clothing, 
  • Shoes
  • Toys 
  • Fabric 
  • Household goods



Austin Creative Reuse

www.austincreativereuse.org

Accepts:

  • Art and Craft Supplies
  • Fabric
  • Yarn and knitting supplies
  • Sewing notions
  • Vintage paper and photos, magazines (pre-1970s), maps
  • Office Supplies (no binders)
  • Small Toys (4 inches or smaller- plastic, wood, metal)
  • Puzzle and game pieces
  • Beads and Jewelry making
  • Acrylic and craft paint
  • Wine and Champagne Cork
  • Film Canisters, photographic slides, film strips
  • Scissors, hole punches, paper, glue guns
  • Full list



Austin Diaper Bank 

www.austindiapers.com

Accepts:

  • Disposable diapers and pull-ups
  • Diaper cakes
  • Cloth diapers and accessories in good condition
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper cream
  • Adult diapers and pull-ups
  • Bed pads
  • Swim diapers
  • Open packages & loose diapers (in good condition)



Austin Pets Alive!

www.austinpetsalive.com


Accepts:

  • Homemade treats and toys
  • Carpeted cat trees
  • Pillows, bedspreads, comforters
  • Printers
  • Small Rugs/bath mats
  • Shoe boxes
  • Clumping Cat Litter
  • Treat logs
  • Two-way radios
  • Small & Medium Martingale Collars (BLACK ONLY)
  • Size XS Martingale collars in ANY COLOR
  • Feline Flea prevention
  • Medium & Large Gentle Leaders



Dress For Success Austin 

www.dressforsuccess.org

Accepts:

  • New or nearly-new women's business suits (trousers, skirts)
  • Business jackets, trousers, skirts
  • Professional winter coats
  • Professional blouses
  • Professional shoes (closed toe, peep toe)
  • Professional handbags (usually dark colors)
  • Unused cosmetics or toiletries
  • Jewelry or scarves (classic styles)


Accepts:

  • Women’s clothes and shoes (esp. bras and clothes size 18 and up), slippers
  • Unused make-up, mascara, makeup remover
  • Baby items - baby monitors, outlet covers, new toddler car seats, pack-n-play
  • Linens - towels, wash cloths, comforters, duvets, blankets, pillowcases, twin bed sheet sets
  • Paper goods- toilet paper, paper towels, plates, cups, tissues, etc.
  • Office supplies - spiral Notebook/Journals, black pens
  • Batteries (all sizes, but need more AAA than any other size)
  • Kitchen items - coffee pot, can openers
  • Cleaning supplies - new vacuum cleaner, brooms, dust pans, high-efficiency laundry detergent, laundry baskets
  • Furniture - lamps, table lamps, dressers
  • Luggage/Tote bags/Duffel bags
  • Misc. items - cell phones, umbrellas, alarm clocks







Inside Book Project

www.insidebooksproject.org

Books Most Needed:

  • African American Studies
  • Black / African American Literature
  • Books in Spanish
  • Dictionaries
  • English as a Second Language Books
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Graphic Novels
  • Humor
  • Latino Studies (Esp. Mexican History)
  • LGBTQ
  • Native American tribes (esp. Aztec and Mayan)
  • Psychology and Philosophy
  • Pulp Fiction - Thrillers, Fantasy, Westerns, and Sci-Fi
  • Science and Math Textbooks
  • Test Prep Books - GED/SAT and Similar
  • Trade Books and How To Manuals - Plumbing, Woodwork, Electrical Repair, etc.
  • Writing and Grammar Resources
  • Yoga and Fitness





Habitate for Humanity Restore 

www.re-store.com/restore-donation-guidelines

Accepts:

  • Plastic, wood items, metal items, etc.
  • Wicker and wood
  • Tools
  • Lawn equipment
  • Plants and vegetation that can be replanted
  • Electronics
  • Furniture (unsoiled, good condition)
  • Clothing, shoes, boots, sandals, flip flops, etc.
  • Accessories and jewelry
  • Unused makeup, perfumes, colognes, etc.
  • Linens
  • Toys and bikes
  • Sports, camping, and outdoor equipment
  • Dishes, pots, pans, utensils, etc.
  • Books, movies, music
  • Knick knacks




The Settlement Home for Children 

www.settlementhome.org

Accepts:

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Contact Us today with the name, location, and why you love them and we'll add them!


City Resources

As organizers, we assist our clients with downsizing items they no longer need or want and many times those items include larger electronics, household hazardous waste, and various other items that do not need to go to the landfill.

Thankfully, there are some great resources in our cities that help us responsibly dispose of items.

Can't find a site to recycle or donate your item? Check out the City of Austin's What Do I Do With ___________? search tool. 


Austin Resource Recovery

www.austintexas.gov/dropoff

Accepts:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Air conditioners
  • Automotive fluids and oil filters
  • Batteries (car and household)
  • Cans and foil
  • Cardboard
  • Cell phones and chargers
  • Children’s pools
  • Christmas trees (no decorations)
  • Cleaning products
  • Computers
  • Cooking oil
  • Electronic media, such as CDs (remove and throw away jewel cases), DVDs and floppy disks
  • Exercise equipment
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Hard plastic
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Lamps
  • Lawn chairs and furniture
  • Lawn mowers and weed eaters
  • Leaves
  • Mercury
  • Microwaves
  • Paint and thinners
  • Paper
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Pet carriers
  • Plastic bags (clean and dry)
  • Plastic film / plastic wrap (clean and dry)
  • Playground equipment
  • Pool chemicals
  • Printers and fax machines
  • Propane cylinders
  • Scrap metal
  • Stoves
  • Styrofoam (clean and dry)
  • Televisions
  • Tires (there is a fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Tree limbs
  • Washers and dryers
  • Water heaters


www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us

Accepts:

  • Drain & Oven Cleaners
  • Degreasers
  • Solvents
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Spray Paint, latex paints, oil based paints
  • Strippers
  • Brush Cleaners
  • Sprays/dusts
  • Antifreeze
  • Moto Oil
  • Brake Fluid
  • Rodent & Insect Poisons, Pesticides
  • Fluorescent lights, compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Sharps
  • Concentrates
  • Polishers
  • Household Batteries
  • Thinners
  • Preservatives
  • Weed Killers
  • Oil Filters
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Cell Phones

Round Rock City Recycling
Accepts:
  • Aluminum – foil, foil baking tins, beverage cans and caps, food cans, soup and vegetable cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Baby gear
  • Batteries – rechargeable
  • Beverage packaging
  • Brake, transmission and power steering fluid
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Eyeglasses
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Food boxes (cereal, pasta, frozen food)
  • Food cans
  • Gasoline (see guidelines)
  • Gift, shoe boxes
  • Hot water heaters
  • Ink cartridges
  • Microwaves
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Packaging (toys, electronics)
  • Paper - brochures, flyers, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, letters, envelopes, office paper, folders, shredded paper, newspapers, telephone books
  • Paper bags
  • Paper tubes (paper towel, toilet paper tubes)
  • Plastic Containers #1 – #7
  • Propane, helium tanks
  • Shipping, moving boxes
  • Stoves
  • Washers and dryers

  • Aluminum 
  • Appliances
  • Brush and Tree Limbs
  • Leaves acceptable when emptied from bag
  • Cardboard (Corrugated Only)
  • Paper
  • Scrap metal
  • Vehicle Batteries
  • Refrigerators and Air Conditioners (Limit of 2 per year)
  • Transmission fluid
  • Motor oil
  • Anti-freeze
  • Oil filters
  • Tires (Limit 4 per year)
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