Teacher Reuse Store
About the 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 open to any teacher in Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties. Public school, private school, 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. Only teachers will be admitted into the store -- no helpers please.
NO CHILDREN OF ANY AGE ALLOWED IN THE REUSE STORE!
NOTE: For your shopping pleasure and safety leave your bags, suitcases, wagons, and carts at home! The only bags allowed in the store will be provided to you. We ask that they be returned once the items have been placed in your vehicle.
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
- Clip Boards
- Labels, stickers, etc.
- Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Etc.
- Desk top items
- Organizational supplies
- Art supplies
- White boards
- Unusual items:
- Glass bottles
- Science equipment
- Bottle caps
- Gift Cards
- File Cabinets
- Verified working electronics
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 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 706-613-3501 ext. 7878 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . We accept donations year-around.
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.