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Are you looking to drop off an item immediately, donate to a charity or to some one in need, or shop for used items? Here are additional reuse resources available in the Twin Cities.
By giving away unwanted items or shopping for used goods, items not only stay out of the landfill or incinerator (where toxic materials are burned or leached into our air and water), but these items are kept in use for their maximum life, which reduces the need to manufacture new products.
Resources by Location
Resources for businesses & the home office
Resources by Location
Pick up paint, automotive products, household cleaners, and many more products for FREE at the reuse room located at Carver County's Environmental Center, 116 Peavey Circle, Chaska. For more information call 952-361-1835 or visit www.co.carver.mn.us/ec.
Search the "Choose to Reuse Directory" to find over 300 local businesses and organizations that rent, repair, buy, resell, consign or accept donations of common household items.
Search the "A to Z How-to-Get-Rid-of-It Guide" for information on how to reduce, reuse, recycle or properly dispose of many household items.
Call the 651- 633-EASY (3279) for answers to how to best reduce, reuse, recycle or properly dispose of any household item.
Search the "A to Z Recycling & Safe Disposal Guide" for information on how to reuse, recycle or properly dispose of many household items.
Access the residential disposal guide for information on how to reuse, recycle or properly dispose of many household items.
For your office, business or home office
The MN Materials Exchange program is a free service that links organizations that have reusable goods they no longer need to those who can use them. By providing a business reuse network, the Materials Exchange program helps prevent usable materials from becoming waste. The Minnesota Materials Exchange connects businesses that have reusable goods to those who can use them. The Minnesota Materials Exchange is sponsored by the MN Technical Assistance Program. Contact: (800) 247-0015
The U of M Reuse Program Warehouse is open to the public and offers a wide selection of campus office furniture, fixtures, and unique surplus is available for sale. Open to the public every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. plus auctions four times a year. Contact: (612) 626-9152.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has locations in Minneapolis and New Brighton and is open to the public Tues-Sat. They accept donations of and sell a wide selection appliances and household building materials (such as cabinets, fixtures, flooring, etc). For more information check out their website
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