ReUse Week 2010 celebrates the active and ongoing partnerships that make up ReUse PDX, a local collaboration among reuse organizations in the Portland area.
ReUse PDX promotes and supports the values of social service, educational and environmental causes, and sustainability, as well as coordinates activities and best practices with national reuse organizations.
Community Warehouse is a Portland-based 501c3 nonprofit agency that collects and redistributes donated household goods to individuals and families in need. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used furniture, kitchenware, linens, and basic household items are recycled back into the community, benefiting individuals and families throughout northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. (503) 235-8786
Free Geek accepts donations of computers and computer-related equipment to refurbish and grant to individuals and community organizations. We also sell computer parts, warrantied computer systems and all manner of whiz-bangery in our Thrift Store. Open 11-7, Tuesday through Saturday at 1731 SE 10th Ave, Portland 97214. 503-232-9350
The Habitat ReStore now has two locations in the Portland Metro area. We accept new and used building materials and furniture from both households and businesses as a fundraiser for our local Habitat for Humanity Affiliates. Appliances, Cabinets, Flooring and Tile, Lighting, Plumbing and Fixtures, Lumber, Windows and Doors in good shape are usually acceptable. If we can sell it, we can take it, but please check out our website for more information. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9-5 at 66 SE Morrison St. in Portland, and 5000 4th Plain Blvd in Vancouver.
The ReBuilding Center accepts a wide range of used building and remodeling materials, providing resources for the benefit of communities with the goal of promoting sustainable practices. Our ever-changing inventory includes sinks, tubs, tile, lumber, trim, flooring, doors, windows, cabinets, lighting, appliances, toilets, and much more. Click here to see a list of items you can donate and buy. Materials can be donated or purchased Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. The ReBuilding Center also includes: DeConstruction Services, a sustainable alternative to conventional demolition; ReFind Furniture, offering a diverse line of green furniture and home accessories; and a free pick-up service for larger, pre-approved loads. For pick-up info call 503-445-1520.
Schoolhouse Supplies accepts new and gently used school supplies; pencils, paper, markers, colored pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, pocket-folders, etc. Office supplies are also accepted such as; staplers, tape-dispensers, legal pads, index cards, rubber-bands, and post-it notes. All donations are stocked in our Free Store for Teachers to use in their classrooms. Donations can be received Monday- Friday 9 am to 5 PM at Madison High, 2735 NE 82nd Ave. Look for the lower parking lot between the football stadium and the school. (Bright red door) Please call ahead at 503-249-9933 or check out our website.
SCRAP accepts clean, reusable materials for use in creative projects. We accept many kinds of creative materials, including paper, fabric & notions, artists' mediums, mat board, framing, architectural design samples, office supplies, CDs, metal, wood and all kinds of miscellaneous materials like wine corks, tennis balls, stickers, bubble wrap, baby food jars with lids, fake flowers, trophies, gift bags, ribbons and bows, lenses. We are open to accept donations daily 11a - 6p at 2915 NE MLK Blvd. in Portland (corner of MLK & Stanton). (503) 294-0769 x1. We have a limited pick-up service for businesses through our Fill Minds Not Landfills program. To see if you qualify for this program, please call (503) 294.0769 x2.