What We Accept

What We Accept

  • Drop-off donations during center open hours and by appointment.
  • We are located at 6406 N IH 35, #1801, Austin, TX 78752.
  • Here is the Google map to our center.
  • We accept these items most of the time.  When we are overstocked, the item will  have a strikethrough and may not be accepted at the center.
  • Have an item that isn’t listed, contact us at info[at]austincreativereuse.org.

PAPER
Reams or partial reams of printer paper, cardstock, letterhead, construction paper, art paper, small rolls of paper, large rolls of paper, poster board, paper sample books, blueprints,  handmade paper.

FABRIC AND NOTIONS
Fabric (yardage only – 1 yard minimum, exception for cotton/quilting fabric), zippers, buttons, beads, costume jewelry, jewelry pieces, thread, sewing needles, sewing pins, sewing tools, sewing patterns, quilt patterns, ribbon, trim, velcro, leather/Suede fabric (1 yard minimum), leather cording, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery hoops, wool scraps, felt, roving.

ARTIST SUPPLIES
Most types of paint, brushes, pastels, glue guns, glue, chalk, ink, carving tools, stencils, transfer letters, crayons, markers, pens, pencils, rulers, clay,  silk screens, canvas (blank and used), easels.

CRAFT SUPPLIES
Pipe cleaners, craft foam, feathers, glitter, sequins, doll supplies, marbles, game and puzzle pieces, silk flowers, corks, pinback buttons, candles (not in glass or ceramic containers) , wax, straws, shells, trophies, craft wood, stretcher bars, popsicle sticks, jewelry making supplies, beads.

CRAFT/ART TOOLS
Die cutting machines, embossers, laminators, sewing machines, sergers

COLLAGE & SCRAPBOOKING

Stickers, scrapbook paper, embellishments, punches, rubber stamps, stamp pads, die cuts, maps, calendars, select magazines (see list below), postage stamps, photographs, postcards.

BOOKS AND MAGAZINES
Craft books, vintage magazines(pre-1971), vintage books, National geographic Magazines, Art Magazines (current)

GIFT WRAP & PARTY SUPPLIES
Mardi Gras Beads, Wrapping paper on rolls (no christmas), unused flat folds of wrapping paper,  unused or gently used gift bags, tissue paper, raffia & Easter grass, greeting cards & envelopes (no christmas), party decorations, ribbon and bows, party supplies.

MAT BOARD, FRAMING, SIGN MAKING
Mat board, foam core, picture frames, acrylic, Plexiglas, corrugated plastic, sign board, adhesive vinyl

ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN
Carpet samples (not glued into books), Formica samples, wallpaper samples, wallpaper books, tile (colorful – 4″x4″ max), paint chip samples, upholstery books, upholstery swatches (8″x8″ or larger), contact paper, wooden floor samples.

OFFICE SUPPLIES
Pens, pencils, erasers, binders, scissors, hole punches, staplers, staples, staple removers, tape dispensers, tape, file folders (manila, pocket, and hanging), tab dividers, transparencies, rubber bands, paperclips, envelopes,  labels, plastic/metal organizers, note pads, clipboards.

CONTAINERS
Clean baby food jars with lids, baskets, mason jars, decorative tins, jewelry boxes, small plastic bottles with lids, plastic crates, cigar boxes, clean coffee tins, clean oatmeal containers, plastic storage totes with lids, burlap sacks, wooden crates, plastic stackable drawers, shopping bags, tote bags, clean cat litter containers with lids, buckets with lids

PACKING MATERIALS
Bubble wrap, packing paper, packing foam, air bags, shipping envelopes, shipping tubes,

MEDIA/TECH
CDs, CD cases, records, film canisters, slides, slide carousels, floppy disks, telephone wire, coated wire, motherboards, photography equipment, overhead projectors, slide projectors, cameras, telephones, remote controls.

GARAGE ITEMS
Tennis balls, golf balls, Bike parts, bicycle tire tubes, yard and garden tools, hand tools, power tools (only working), ornate metal fixtures (hooks, doorknobs, etc.), gears, wheels, clocks, uncoated wire (no coat hangers), screws, nails, keys, tools, wooden dowels, small pieces of wood, rope.

KITCHEN ITEMS
Colorful bottle caps, corks, rubber bands, clementine boxes, plastic produce netting, mason jars, clean baby food jars, small glass jars with lids (label removed)

VINTAGE
Photos, paper ephemera, jewelry, fine china, linens, postcards, magazines, sewing patterns, tools, luggage, trunks, antiques, typewriters, adding machines, cameras, film reels, trinkets, toys, books