ReUse Options

Home Sweet Home One of our favorites! This org connects donated furniture and household items with clients from their partner non-profits. The mission of Home Sweet Home is to give under-served families a sense of pride and to improve the quality of their lives by providing basic household furnishings.

St. Louis HELP: Health Equipment Lending Program collects donations of home medical equipment such as manual wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, shower chairs, etc. in like new or gently used condition, and makes it available at no cost to people in need.

Habitat for Humanity's ReStores help keep reusable household items such as larger appliances, countertops, doors, and many other kinds of building materials from area landfills. We have ReStores in the City of St. Louis, Des Peres, St. Peters, and Crystal City, Missouri as well as Collinsville, Illinois. (Many others listed at their website.)

ReFab St. Louis "promotes the collective and creative re-use of our built environment. This mission is sustained by deconstructing buildings otherwise slated for demolition, retraining community members for careers in green industry, and refabricating building materials."

St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping creative materials and reusable resources out of landfills and putting them in the hands of children, teachers, artists and others for creative and intellectual development. Based in Chesterfield, MO.

Leftovers, Etc. Repurpose & Reuse similar to the above, based in mid-county St. Louis.

ReCycling Unusual Items

Household Hazardous Waste find a list of facilities in Missouri that accept household hazardous waste. There is a tidy list of what most of these sites will accept at this page

E-Cycle Missouri by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources: find a list of electronics recyclers where you can generally take "anything with a cord."  And for info on how to manage many other things, go visit this page

Midwest Recycling Center operates many electronics recycling drop off events in the greater St. Louis area. 

The City of St. Louis has a detailed list of places one can recycle a wide ranges of "other" things "beyond the blue bin."