Recycling Stuff

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Do you know we take these?

  • Cleaning Supplies -- to give monthly to clients with housing
  • Camping Equipment -- clients earn these with volunteer hours
  • Working Tablets, cell phones and laptops -- clients earn with volunteer hours
  • Belts -- make ill-fitting pants work
  • Shoes -- they wear out in a month on the street
  • Toiletries -- sample sized for backpacks; full-sized (partial OK) for clients with housing
  • Undies -- all sizes/styles, clean and gently worn or new
  • Pantry items, Food disposable serving items, kitchen items -- all covered on our food needs page


Wondering how much recycling matters to us?

Two Drop-off Options:

University Area

SYMin Drop-in CenterLoading zone parkingM-F 12:30-3:30512 553 3796

Northwest Austin

Covenant Presbyterian Church office building entryway3003 Northland Drive (office hours, closed Fri pm, open Sun am)512 554 5231

We need name and email address with each drop-off. We provide email receipts.

Group Drives and Collections

Use our collection schedule in your groups! Recommended for speaking engagement and service project to maximize impact and fun!

Jan: Coats

Feb: Hats & Gloves

Mar: Shoes

Apr: Dog Items

May: Shorts

Jun: Flip flops, bug spray, sun screen

Jul: Water Bottles

Aug: Backpacks

Sep: Pants and shirts

Oct: First Aid and OTC

Nov: Blankets / Sleeping Bags

Dec: Books and Trinkets (Christmas party)

List of Items We Take

Fun Stuff

  • Game prizes (sub-$5, new or used, white elephant type of thing!)
  • Books (Bibles, mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers), activity books (trivia, coloring, puzzle, crossword)
  • Art supplies (drawing pads, markers, clay, mechanical pencils, oil/chalk pastels)
  • Music supplies ( guitars, cases, strings, picks, individual drums, tambourines)
  • Cards (playing, UNO, role play games)


Hard to find Items

  • Shoes: practical adult shoes, work/military boots
  • Outdoor equipment: backpacks (any kind), tents
  • Hygiene: deodorant, bug spray
  • Clothes: overalls (any kind), athletic/sweat pants, adult jeans, men's and women's underwear (including bras), swimwear
  • Batteries: AA and AAA batteries


Pet Items

  • Dog food (in 3/4-filled gallon ziplock bags) and cat-food (dry or wet)
  • Leashes, harnesses, and collars of all sizes
  • Dog bowls (metal, plastic or collapsing)


Summer Clothes & Items

  • Water bottles, bottled water, sports drinks
  • Bug-spray, sunscreen
  • Shorts, shirts/tops, flip-flops, hats, low-cut socks


Winter Clothes & Supplies

  • Sleeping bags, blankets, long johns, thermals
  • Hats, gloves, scarves, coats, jackets
  • Long pants, long sleeves, sweaters


Hygiene, Health & First Aid Supplies

  • First aid supplies (Band-Aids, tape, gauze, individual OTC pain killers), braces ( knee, hand, foot, back); vitamins, Emergen-C
  • Toiletries (samples and small bottles: lotion, shampoo, conditioner), deodorant, razors (in Ziplock bags of 2), Q-tips (in Ziplock bags of 10)

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