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. If you know of a great resource we should add, send us a message and let us know!

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 Organization

Accepted Items 

 
          

www.ageofcentraltx.org

  • 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
 


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

  • Blankets, sheets, comforters

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

www.austincreativereuse.org

  • 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
 

 

www.austindiapers.com

  • 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 
 

www.austinpetsalive.com

  • Clumping cat litter (unused!)

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

 

dressforsuccessaustin.org

  • 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 
 
 

www.austinhabitat.org/restore

  • 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
 


www.hopealliancetx.org

  • 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
 


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 & How To Manuals: Plumbing, Woodwork, Electrical Repair, etc
  • Writing and Grammar Resources
  • Yoga and Fitness
 


www.safeaustin.org

Wishlist

Larger Donations

  • Corporate Giving
  • Planned Giving
  • Stock
  • Vehicles
 

www.settlementhome.org 

  • Art
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Holiday items
  • Jewelry
  • Linens
  • Shoes
  • Toys
  • Amazon Wish List

 

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

Check the site for a complete & current List of Accepted Items:

  • 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

Accepts:
  • 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

Round Rock City Recycling

www.roundrocktexas.gov

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

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

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