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



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