Community Resources

Non-Profits

These are a few of the local non-profits that we, as a chapter and as professional organizers and productivity professionals, use for donating items and volunteering our time.

This symbol - - designates our Clear Your Clutter Day Event Partners!


 


AGE of Central Texas

www.ageofcentraltx.org

Accepts:

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



American Textile Recycling Service 

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


Accepts for Recycling:

  • Blankets, sheets, comforters
  • Clothing of all kinds 
  • Draperies
  • Fabric
  • Household textiles
  • Shoes, even single shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Soft toys 
  • Stuffed animals
  • Towels



Austin Creative Reuse

www.austincreativereuse.org

Accepts:

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


Accepts:

  • Baby wipes
  • Bed pads
  • Diaper cream
  • Diapers for babies or for adults, disposable  
  • Diapers for babies or for adults, cloth and accessories in good condition
  • Open packages and loose diapers in good condition
  • Swim diapers



Austin Pets Alive!

www.austinpetsalive.com


Accepts:

  • Clumping cat litter
  • Collars
  • Computers
  • Gentle Leader headcollars
  • Pet beds
  • Pet medications
  • Shoe boxes
  • Treat logs



 

Dress For Success

www.dressforsuccess.org

Accepts:

  • Business suits, jackets, trousers, skirts
  • Jewelry or scarves (classic styles)
  • Professional blouses
  • Professional handbags (usually dark colors)
  • Professional shoes (closed toe, peep toe)
  • Professional winter coats
  • Unused cosmetics or toiletries




Habitat For Humanity ReStore

www.austinhabitat.org/restore

Accepts:

  • Accessories and jewelry
  • Books, movies, music
  • Clothing, shoes, boots
  • Dishes, pots, pans, utensils
  • Electronics
  • Furniture (clean, good condition)
  • Lawn equipment
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Linens
  • Plastic, wood, metal household goods
  • Sports, camping, and outdoor equipment
  • Tools
  • Toys and bikes
  • Unused cosmetics, perfume, cologne




Accepts:

  • Baby items - baby monitors, outlet covers, new toddler car seats, pack-n-play
  • Batteries (all sizes, but especially AAA)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen items
  • Laundry items, detergent, baskets
  • Linens - towels, wash cloths, comforters, duvets, blankets, pillowcases, twin bed sheet sets
  • Luggage, tote bags, duffel bags
  • Miscellaneous items: cell phones, alarm clocks, umbrellas
  • Office supplies
  • Paper goods- toilet paper, paper towels, plates, cups, tissues, etc.
  • Unused cosmetics
  • Women's clothes and shoes, especially size 18 and up







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






The Settlement Home for Children 

www.settlementhome.org

Accepts:

Are You A Business?

If you are a business that works with Professional Organizers or you would like to, we would love to meet you!

Contact Us today and tell us all about you, your business, and how you support our mission!

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Love a non-profit and think it should be on our Community Resource List? Great! We love learning about new resources!

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. 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, no packing peanuts)
  • Televisions
  • Tires (there is a fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Tree limbs
  • Washers and dryers
  • Water heaters


San Marcos Household Hazardous Waste

www.sanmarcostx.gov/352/Household-Hazardous-Waste


Accepts:

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries (household & vehicle)
  • Brake fluid
  • Brush cleaners
  • Cell phones
  • Concentrates
  • Degreasers
  • Drain & Oven Cleaners
  • Fluorescent lights, compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Paint (latex, oil, spray)
  • Paint thinner
  • Poisons (rodent & insect)
  • Solvents
  • Sharps
  • Transmission fluid
  • Weed Killers

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 
  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances
  • Brush and Tree Limbs
  • Cardboard (corrugated only)
  • Leaves acceptable when emptied from bag
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Paper
  • Refrigerators and Air Conditioners (Limit of 2 per year)
  • Scrap metal
  • Tires (Limit 4 per year)
  • Transmission fluid
  • Vehicle batteries
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