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.

Teacher Information
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!

Email updates

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 abigail.west@accgov.com.

(Note: teachers are automatically added to the list after they shop at the store)

Hours

Open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2 - 6:30 pm.

We will be closed on Wednesday, September 15th for the Green School Kickoff.

Donations accepted Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 AM - 7 PM, and Saturdays 8 AM - 12 PM.

Questions? Contact reuse@accgov.com.

Location
Center For Hard-To-Recycle Materials (CHaRM)
1005 College Avenue Athens, GA 30601

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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.
    • Paper
    • Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Etc.
    • Desk top items
    • Organizational supplies
    • Art supplies
    • Backpacks
    • 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 
  • Furniture:
    • Shelving/Bookcases 
    • Desks
    • Chairs
    • File Cabinets
  • Verified working electronics
    • Computers/monitors
    • Printers
Organized binders, piled high on the shelves
Graphic of suggestions of items to donate to the reuse store
Art Supply Sets from the store

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. 

Open House with Corks Reflectors Keys

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): September 22nd, October 6th, October 20th

Members of the following groups are eligible: 

  • Artists (if you think you're an artist, you probably are!)
  • Nonprofits
  • Students (with student ID)
  • Religious organizations
  • Daycare facilities
  • Camps and afterschool programs
  • Hospitals
  • Social Workers

Volunteers

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 reuse@accgov.com.

Organizing Committee
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.