ReUZ Room

We are now making Reuz Room appointments for drop offs and pick-ups.  Please do not just drop by as we need to ensure that staff will be available.  Please call (219) 853-2420 and ask for one of our educators to make an appointment.  Reuz Room hours are generally Monday-Friday, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. 

ReUZ Room's Acceptable Donations List


Need egg cartons, plastic tubs, 20 cereal boxes, or 300 crayons? Visit the ReUZ Room! Free supplies are available to non-profit organizations such as teachers, schools, scout and church groups as well as individuals and families that are not a part of any organization.

Shoeboxes, buttons, used crayons, paper towel tubes, egg cartons, fabric, and yarn are just a few of the reusable items accepted as donations and made available to you! Before you leave the ReUZ Room, your bags of reusables are weighed and a record is kept of the pounds of trash diverted from landfills!

If you are looking to donate an item that we do not accept, check out

ReUZ Room Hours

Monday-Friday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (by appointment only).  


How to Donate to The ReUZ Room

If you are donating:

ReUZ Room's Acceptable Donations List

Donation Limits

Donations are limited to 2 bags or small boxes.   If we have reached storage capacity for any one item, we cannot accept additional items.  Due to limited staff availability, please call and make an appointment for all drop-offs and pick-ups.

BE PREPARED to spend a few minutes PRE-SORTING your donations. Glass and small items, especially, must be removed from your bags before leaving.  Please be sure no garbage is mixed in with your donations. 

TIP: To make your trip quick and efficient it is recommended to sort items in your bags at home (i.e. stacking items that are stackable, keeping all paper items together, break down cereal boxes, etc.). Sorting items helps reduce the time spent on pre-sorting once you get to the ReUZ Room, it also helps staff keep up with the daily influx of great donations and helps staff ensure the ReUZ Room will always be organized and clean.

REMEMBER: ONLY CLEAN, REUSABLE ITEMS CAN BE ACCEPTED. Items that have not been washed will be returned to you.


WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT felt & fabric from SMOKE-FREE / PET-FREE homes.

Please refrain from donating items that are not on our list.

While it is nice to continue to make use of old things, we are not a thrift store or large donation center.  We simply do not have the space to store or the staff to accept and organize large donations.

LCSWMD Staff can provide you with additional donation options

If You Want to Take Items from the ReUZ Room

Taking items: Visitors interesting in taking items from the ReUZ Room are free to do so at no charge. We have plastic and paper bags available for patrons to bag up their materials to take home with them. There is no limit as to what you can take, we just ask that you take the amount you will use.

Weighing items: After you have collected all the items you wish to take home with you, we ask that you weigh your items on our scale and record the weight on our sign out sheet so we can keep track of how many pounds of materials are being diverted from the landfill and back into circulation.

REMEMBER: If you have any questions regarding the ReUZ Room please call us at (219) 853-2420


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