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Resources, Selling and Recycling
TRADING AND SELLING
Local and nationwide free classified web-site for buying, selling, and trading new and used items.
An auction web-site for buying and selling new and used items locally, nationally, or worldwide.
Find homes for your old stuff from people who want to keep it out of the landfill. This is a free member based recycling type of program.
AUSTIN AREA E-BAY STOREFRONTS:
The Sellery (formerly Vendelo)
Ebay Storefronts are private individuals or business that will list your items on Ebay for you for a fee.
JUNK REMOVAL SERVICES:
Junk Busters USA
This company will come to your home or office and haul off your items to be donated, recycled, or to the landfill. This company is very professional and easy to work with.
Central Texas Secure Shredding
This company works with both business and residential customers and will pick up your boxes of paper for shredding. Shredded material is recycled into tissue paper, news paper, or other types of paper.
Nike, Let Me Play Program
Select Nike Stores, San Marcos Nike Outlet and select retail stores, check web-site for locations
Take used athletic shoes to Nike who will grind the shoes up to make different parts of sports surfaces in communities around the world.
Soles 4 Souls
Description: Soles4Souls has a simple concept: to procure shoes and get them to those who desperately need them.
Locally: Flip Flop Shops, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613, 512-219-0884
CELL PHONES & RECHARGABLE BATTERIES:
Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, Call 2 Recycle
Locally: at Select: AT&T Mobility, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Office Depot, Radio Shack, Office Max, Sam’s Club
Nationally: Check web-sites for locations in your area.
BUILDING MATERIAL AND HOUSEHOLD FIXTURES:
Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Accepts donations of new and used building materials & fixtures in 100% working condition from remodeling jobs, business closeouts, contractors and builders, and garage sales!
Locally: 512-478-2165 x205 OR http://www.re-store.com/donate/index.php
Nationally: Check web-site for locations in your area. http://www.habitat.org/restores/default.aspx
Resources, Donation Sites
PLACES TO DONATE:
Visit the web-site to find a store near you.
The Salvation Army
Williamson County: www.unitedway-wc.org/partner_agencies.html
Links to many other non-profits that are in need of in kind donations
WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S SHELTERS:
Many women’s and children’s shelters accept donations of new and gently used items. Web-sites and phone numbers are listed below and many facilities have “wish lists” on their web-sites with items they would like or will accept. I have included a sample wish list below which includes typical items that many places will accept, but be sure to check with each specific charity before you start filling your donation bags.
Safe Place Austin, Women’s Shelter
Williamson County, Round Rock, Texas
Angelheart Children’s Shelter
The Settlement Home
Partnerships for Children
Give The Gift of Sight
LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, Sunglass Hut, many Lion’s Clubs
Donate old prescription glasses and sunglasses
Many Women’s Shelters accept cell phones and give them to women for emergency use only. Check with your local shelter to see if they accept cell phone donations.