Reuse is one of the best ways to reduce waste. By repairing and reusing an item, you not only save money, you keep it out of the landfill. In addition to repairing items you already own, you can purchase used items, saving money and helping the environment. Selling old items is another great way to promote reuse. As are donations.
Reuse Locations in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties
The Eloquent Page 23 Catherine St. St. Albans 527-7243
St. Albans Public Library 11 Maiden Lane St. Albans 524-1507
Libraries are always looking for donations, although check with your librarian before just dropping books off. Voices Against Violence may also accept book donations.
CDs, DVDs, and Video Games
The Flying Disc Main Street Enosburg
ChanceExchange This is an online exchange program where participants exchange movies, CDs and books, all for free.
Classic Consignment 4 Archambault Enosburg Falls 933-2855
Classie Exchange 70 North Main Street St. Albans 527-9766
Kids Only 268 North Main St. St. Albans City 524-9778
Mom & Me, Inc. 82 North Main Street St. Albans 524-5776
Salvation Army 223 Lake St. St. Albans 524-9695
Scampers 62 Merchants Row Swanton 524-4167
The Rumpel Box 263 Route 78 Alburgh 796-3230
Salvation Army Thrift Store 233 Lake St. St. Albans 524-9695
Materials of All Kinds
FreeCycle This is a national organization with local mailing lists that enable people to give and receive items for free using an email list. Join the Franklin County mailing list at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/franklin_county_freecycle/
Businesses and Institutions
Vermont Business Materials Exchange VBMX is a free service that makes it possible for businesses and organizations to share with others supplies, furniture and other items they no longer need and receive things they do. VBMX runs a mailing list and has featured listings in the Vermont Business Magazine.
If you don't see your favorite reuse business on this list please drop us a note with the type of business, address, and phone number.