Where to Donate Goods in Austin

The end of the semester prompts the start of spring cleaning for most college students. In order to avoid the horrific littering of household items throughout West Campus and beyond, ORANGE has made it easy to find donation centers close to campus to dispose of everything safely and responsibly. Whether you’re looking to donate your things for a good cause or are trying to make a few extra bucks, ORANGE has you covered.

Research by Rachel Cooper and Hannah McMorris

Interactive map by Tess Cagle

Photos by Hannah McMorris

 

Goodwill

914 North Lamar Blvd. (closest location)

For smaller items and closer drop-off, try the donation drop-off bin at Natural Grocers located on 3901 Guadalupe St.

Accepts: clothing, accessories, household appliances, furniture, computers, books, art, miscellaneous

To schedule a pick-up, click here.

 

Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center

2514 Business Center Drive

Accepts: household hazardous waste (cleaning products, paint, light bulbs, batteries, etc.), electronics, appliances, plastic items, recyclables

 

Recycled Reads

5335 Burnet Rd.

Accepts: books, CDs, DVDs, records, cassettes

 

The Salvation Army

8801-B Research Blvd.

4216 S. Congress Ave.

Accepts: appliances, clothing, furniture, household goods, books, computers, miscellaneous

To see if you are eligible for pick-up, click here.

 

Assistance League Thrift House

4901 Burnet Road

Accepts: tools, office equipment, clothing, toys, furniture, household items, books, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, miscellaneous

 

Treasure City Thrift

2142 E. 7th St. 78702

Accepts: Books, clothing, shoes, electronics, appliances, houseware, miscellaneous

 

Top Drawer Thrift

4902 Burnet Rd. 78756

Accepts: clothing, shoes, books, furniture, accessories

 

South Congress Books

1608 South Congress Ave. 78704

Accepts: art, photography, literature, music, vintage children’s books, cookbooks, original music posters, select artworks

 

Waterloo Records

600A N. Lamar 78703

Accepts: CDs, DVDs, LP records

 

Second Looks Austin

4107 S Capital of Texas Hwy. #600 78704

Accepts: fine men’s clothing, tuxedos, suits, dress wear

 

Second Time Around

5100 Burnet Road 78756

Accepts: fine women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, luxury jewelry

 

Gamerz Galaxy

Hancock Center, 1000 E 41st St. #200a 78751

Accepts: gaming consoles, parts, cables, controllers

 

Game Over Videogames

B-B Corners Shopping Center, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. #105 78704

Accepts: video games, consoles, accessories

 

Buffalo Exchange

2904 Guadalupe St. 78705

Accepts: on-trend clothing, shoes, jewelry

 

Plato’s Closet

The Shops at Arbor Walk, 10515 N. Mopac Expy. 78759

Accepts: on-trend clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories

 

Uptown Cheapskate

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 110-A 78704

Accepts: clothing, shoes, accessories