Reuse Material Exchanges
A list of organizations where residents can post items they no longer want and search for items they need.
Please call or e-mail the organization first to be sure they have storage space. Check out their websites for "wish lists" of what they need and want.
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.
- "...free online local classifieds..." You can swap items locally by first selecting your state, then, under "All Categories," select "Neighbor To Neighbor."
- A centralized network of online communities, connecting people who have something they no longer want with people who are looking for those items.
- "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."
- "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'."
- "...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."
- 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.
- Find a new home for reusable items.
Mail: 2900 Cherokee St., St. Louis, Missouri
Construction and Demolition Waste
Mail: 3763 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63108
- ReStore is "an outlet for donating or purchasing new or used building and construction materials."
Commercial and Household Waste
- "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."
- "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."
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.