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Resources, Selling and Recycling

TRADING AND SELLING

Craig’s List
http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites.html
Local and nationwide free classified web-site for buying, selling, and trading new and used items.

eBay
http://www.ebay.com/
An auction web-site for buying and selling new and used items locally, nationally, or worldwide.

Freecycle Network
www.freecycle.org
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)
http://www.vendeloonline.com/
512-788-5205
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

http://www.junkbusters-usa.com/
512-249-5500
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.

SHREDDING SERVICE:
Central Texas Secure Shredding

512-528-8202
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.

RECYCLING RESOURCES

ATHLETIC SHOES:
Nike, Let Me Play Program

Select Nike Stores, San Marcos Nike Outlet and select retail stores, check web-site for locations
www.letmeplay.com/reuseashoe
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
National: http://www.soles4souls.org/

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.
www.rbrc.org/call2recycle/dropoff/index.php

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:
Goodwill Industries

www.goodwill.org/page/guest/about
Visit the web-site to find a store near you.

The Salvation Army
www.salvationarmyusa.org

United Way
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
http://www.safeplace.org/
Austin, Texas
512-356-1567

Hope Alliance
www.wccc.info/
Williamson County, Round Rock, Texas
512-255-1212

Angelheart Children’s Shelter
www.angelheartshelter.org
Pflugerville, Texas
512-278-1038

The Settlement Home
www.settlementhome.org/
Austin, Texas
512-836-2150

Partnerships for Children
www.partnershipsforchildren.org/
Austin, Texas
512-834-4756

EYE GLASSES:
Give The Gift of Sight

LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, Sunglass Hut, many Lion’s Clubs
www.givethegiftofsight.com/
Donate old prescription glasses and sunglasses

CELL PHONES:
Women’s Shelters

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.