Teacher Reuse Store
The Teacher Reuse Store provides a variety of school supplies, materials, and other items to local educators for FREE!
The store is a unique collaboration of business, industry, education, and government. It provides an innovative approach to the recovery and reuse of business and industry discards and by-products, as well as community donations. Through this program, we keep items out of the landfills and put them in the hands of our communities’ education systems.
NEW: The Teacher Reuse Store is now open to teachers from all counties! Public, private, and homeschool teachers are welcome to "shop." All teachers must provide official documentation to verify teaching status- a school district photo I.D., a letter on school letterhead signed by the principal and/or letter of intent to homeschool will be accepted for entry.
NOTE: Only teachers will be admitted into the store -- No helpers or children of any age allowed in the Reuse Store!
Teachers may subscribe to the email list to receive updates on new items in the store by emailing the Teacher Reuse Store coordinator, Abigail West, at email@example.com.
(Note: teachers are automatically added to the list after they shop at the store)
You, your business, or industry might discover that your trash is a teacher’s treasure!
The list below reflects many of the items we currently accept, but is NOT comprehensive! Please contact us with any questions.
- General office & school supplies
- Clip Boards
- Labels, stickers, etc.
- Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Etc.
- Desk top items
- Organizational supplies
- Art supplies
- White boards
- Science equipment
- Unusual items for Creative Reuse:
- Glass bottles
- Bottle caps
- Gift Cards
- Items that may seem useless but when collected en masse could find new life as art supplies, manipulatives, etc
- File Cabinets
- Verified working electronics
Hazardous materials and broken electronics will not be accepted for the Teacher Reuse Store, but may be safely disposed through the Center For Hard-To-Recycle Materials (CHaRM), located within the same facility.
NEW! Creative Reuse Open House
Every other Wednesday, the Teacher Reuse Store is open to other community groups to shop for free supplies! We have a lot of materials that can be useful to non-teachers for creative and educational projects of all kinds.
Upcoming dates (2-6:30pm): October 20th, November 3rd, November 17th
Members of the following groups are eligible:
- Students (with student ID)
- Religious organizations
- Daycare facilities
- Camps and afterschool programs
- Medical professionals
- Social Workers
We love our volunteers! We always need help sorting donations, prepping Creative Reuse kits, and more. Check upcoming volunteer opportunities by clicking here.
If you'd like to arrange a time to volunteer as an individual or group, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizing committee members include participants from Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, Keep Barrow Beautiful, Keep Jackson County Beautiful, Keep Madison County Beautiful, Oconee County Beautiful Commission, and Oglethorpe County.