Austin Habitat makes the most out of every item donated to us. Items that can’t be resold can still support our mission through our recycling partnerships!

Recycling at the ReStore

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:

Types of material we recycle:

  • Various metals (brass, copper, wire, aluminum, and most appliances)
  • Wood
  • Paper
  • Cement
  • Ceramic
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Sheetrock
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Cardboard
  • Electronics (computers, printers, TVs)
  • Batteries
  • Motors
  • Cell phones
  • Ink cartridges
  • Eyewear

Types of material we cannot recycle:

  • Styrofoam
  • Shrink wrap
  • Painted wood
  • Mattresses
  • Refrigerators
  • Furniture


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.

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Austin Habitat for Humanity
500 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

(512) 472-8788

Monday to Friday
8:30am – 5:30pm

ReStore Austin
500 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

(512) 478-2165

Monday to Saturday
9:00am – 8:00pm

11:00am – 6:00pm

ReStore San Marcos
2521 South Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.
San Marcos, TX 78666

(512) 738-8383

Monday to Saturday
9:00am – 8:00pm

11:00am – 6:00pm