Donate, sell, swap

Thrift Stores

Thrift stores are a great way to keep items out of our landfills. Many thrift stores sell items to raise money to help fund a charitable organization which makes it win-win to donate your items there.

Where to take used stuff- Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity compiled a list of items and where they can be donated or recycled. CLICK HERE for the list.

Teacher Reuse Store

The Teacher Reuse 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 of school supplies. Through this program, we are keeping items out of the landfills and putting them in the hands of our communities’ education systems.

The store provides a variety of items to local educators for FREE! The Teacher Reuse Store is now open year round during the CHaRM normal business hours for teacher shopping and/or community donations!


The goal of the Teacher Reuse Store is to provide usable materials to teachers for no cost and reduce the amount of waste disposed in our local landfill. Please take the time and examine what your business or industry discards and you might discover that your trash is a teacher’s treasure! 

Currently, the Teacher Reuse Store is seeking donations of the following items and more: 

General office supplies

  • File folders
  • Clip Boards
  • Labels, stickers, etc.
  • Paper
  • Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Etc.
  • Desktop items
  • Art supplies
  • Backpacks

Unusual items

  • Glass bottles
  • Science equipment
  • Bottle caps
  • Gift Cards 


  • Shelving/Bookcases 
  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • File Cabinets

Electronics or hazardous materials 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 building. 

If community members or their businesses or industries are interested in donating items to the reuse store, please contact the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division by phone at 706-613-3512 or by email at . We accept donations year-around.

For more on the Teacher Reuse Store click here.

Athens Teacher Reuse Store
Download the Teacher Reuse Store flyer here.

Located at the CHaRM
1005 College Ave.
Athens, GA 30601

By Appointment Only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Please email to schedule an appointment to shop.