Reuse Material Exchanges

A list of organizations where residents can post items they no longer want and search for items they need.

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Are you a "buy one thing, throw two out" fanatic?  Do you constantly find yourself trying to find a good home for your no longer needed appliances, knickknacks, or junk drawer items?  Or, have you been looking for a coat rack, a blender, a pair of snow skis, or any other miscellaneous objects?  Maybe you built a deck this summer and have some leftover wood that you need to get rid of.  Or, maybe you are building a bookcase and need some scraps of wood.  You could be a teacher looking for some art supplies.  Or, you might be someone who saves old buttons but you don't know what to do with them.  If any of these scenarios sound like you, material exchanges might be the perfect outlet for your waste or the perfect place to find the stuff you're looking for.

Reuse Links

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Regarding local organizations, you name it, they'll probably accept it, although it would be helpful if you would please call or e-mail them first, to be sure they have storage space. Check out their websites for "wish lists" of what they need and want.  Items they accept are typically reused in a wide variety of designs and creations, from the practical to the artistic.

Companies located within the City of St. Louis are noted with an image of the Arch.  Companies located within Missouri are noted with an image of the State of Missouri.

Space does not allow us to include all organizations that may be applicable to this list.  The variety and availability of these services may change at any time.

 

Residential Waste

AmericanListed.com
  • "...free online local classifieds..."  You can swap items locally by first selecting your state, then, under "All Categories," select "Neighbor To Neighbor."
Craigslist St. Louis
  • A centralized network of online communities, connecting people who have something they no longer want with people who are looking for those items.
Freecycle
Mail:  Post Office Box 294, Tucson, Arizona 85702
  • "The Freecycle Network is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns...Membership is free."
Gigoit
  • "GIGO is an acronym that stands for 'Garbage In, Garbage Out' which is a modern spin on the old saying, 'One person's trash is another person's treasure'."
NeighborGoods
Web:  www.neighborgoods.net
  • "...save money and resources by sharing stuff with your friends...Borrowing and lending items on NeighborGoods is free of charge. Members may charge a deposit or a rental fee for the use of their items but NeighborGoods does not charge transaction fees...helps members live less wasteful and more connected lives."
ReUseIt Network
Web:  www.reuseitnetwork.org
  • Connects community members to get things from people who have them but don't want them to people who want them but don't have them.
archReUseIt St. Louis
  • Find a new home for reusable items.
missouriMissouri Marketplace
  • "Here you can sell, buy, rent, or trade (swap) across the state of Missouri with no ebay fees or shipping required."
archRecycle St. Louis
  • "...everything posted on this recycle board must be 100% free."
archSt. Louis Baby Cycle
  • "...open to all who want to 'recycle' that special something rather than throw it away."
archSt. Louis Kid Cycle
  • "...open to all who want to 'recycle' or 'reasonably sell' that special something rather than throw it away."
archThe Upcycle Exchange (Materials Market)
E-mail:  upxchange@gmail.com
Mail:  3309 Meramec Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
  • They collect supplies for St. Louis crafters at a variety of locations and special events and then sell the supplies at their Materials Market using a pay-as-you-wish pricing system.
  • 10% of their Materials Market proceeds are donated to a different charity each month.
Throwplace
Phone:  202.338.4110 ex.100
Mail:  1042 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington D.C. 20007
  • Throwplace.com is a website where global businesses and individuals may list excess inventory, possessions, or goods for donation.  Registered members are able to search for things they can use or make requests for items of interest.

Construction and Demolition Waste

archHabitat for Humanity St. Louis' ReStore
Web:  www.habitatstl.org/supportus/restore
Phone:  314.531.4155
Mail:  3763 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63108
  • ReStore is "an outlet for donating or purchasing new or used building and construction materials."
missouriReSource St. Louis
Mail:  Post Office Box 16882, Clayton, Missouri 63105
  • ReSource St. Louis promotes the reduction, reuse, and recycling of construction and demolition materials.  It is an outlet for unwanted and a source for wanted items.

Commercial and Household Waste

missouriLeftovers, etc.
Phone:  636.946.9779
Mail:  1759 Scherer Parkway, St. Charles, Missouri 63303
  • "We are a community-based, arts and science resource and learning center that provides traditional and non-traditional educators with affordable household and industrial discards for use as educational learning tools."
missouriSt. Louis Teachers' Recycle Center, Inc.
Phone:  314.356.3631
Mail:  2718 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, Missouri 63144
  • "Our mission is to awaken people to their creative potential through cooperative effort, while promoting an ethic of conservation and reuse of valuable industrial by-products."
archThe Upcycle Exchange (Materials Market)
E-mail:  upxchange@gmail.com
Mail:  3309 Meramec Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
  • They collect supplies for St. Louis crafters at a variety of locations and special events and then sell the supplies at their Materials Market using a pay-as-you-wish pricing system.
  • 10% of their Materials Market proceeds are donated to a different charity each month.
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