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At our Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations, we are proud to positively impact our community through reusing, reselling and recycling. Since 1992, the ReStore has diverted 28,623,346 pounds from landfills, and in 2018 alone, our ReStores diverted 3,797,901 pounds from landfills. Check out what materials we can and cannot recycle at our ReStore locations below:
Even if an item is not eligible for resale, it can still generate revenue for Austin Habitat’s mission, which is why we are proud to partner with Texas Disposal Systems. To learn more about donating to the Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore, click here.
The ReStore teamed up with re:3D to create furniture, décor, and other household items from plastic waste and reclaimed materials. The first 3D print furniture collection launched at the ReStore on June 25, 2020. About re:3D: re:3D Inc.® is committed to decimating the cost & scale barriers to industrial 3D printing. After pioneering the world’s first affordable, human-scale industrial 3D printer, re:3D is now enabling 3D printing directly from reclaimed plastic pellets or flake.
We keep reusable items out of the landfill together. When The Junkluggers of Austin picks up furniture, appliances, home décor, and building materials from local residents and businesses, eligible items are brought to the ReStore instead of the landfill. About The Junkluggers of Austin: The Junkluggers of Austin is a “for purpose” organization that is dedicated to giving back to the Austin community. Its main goal is to keep furniture out of the landfill and give back to the community. If donated, The Junkluggers will provide you with a donation slip. The Junkluggers of Austin is focused on donating usable items, re-purposing or recycling. They work with many local charities to help make old things new again for someone else. Not only does this strategy help members of the Austin community, but it also reduces the number of items that end up in the landfill. It is Laura’s vision to reduce the number of items sent to the local landfill by 80%.
Garden-Ville, an affiliate of Texas Disposal Systems, has generously donated many of its products such as mulch, fertilizers, and other lawn & garden materials to the ReStore as a part of its commitment to diverting as much as possible from the landfill. About Texas Disposal Systems: Texas Disposal Systems is one of the largest independently-owned solid waste collection, processing and disposal companies in the nation. Our fully integrated facility incorporates solid waste disposal, compost production and recycling operations. We provide the highest quality and most environmentally friendly services in the best interests of our customers, employees and the community. Learn more about how TDS helps communities, organizations and schools manage and divert waste to beneficial uses at www.texasdisposal.com.