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Reuse - one person's trash is another person's treasure

Reusing is a way of keeping items out of the landfill longer by extending their useful life. Try these reuse strategies:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

The Clark County Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a local non-profit, accepts used building materials and household goods. Your tax-deductible donations are offered for resale to the general public. Proceeds directly benefit Habitat's home building efforts in Clark County. The ReStore accepts donations during store hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call to arrange a donation pickup for large appliances, kitchen cabinets, or furniture donations. The ReStore is located at 259 S. Wittenberg Ave., Springfield, OH, 45506. For more information, you can call 937.325.3069 or visit them on the web at www.ClarkCountyHabitatRestore.com

Home Again General Store

Home Again General Store is a great second-hand store in Springfield that actually buys unwanted items from their customers to sell in the store. They accept nearly all “gently-used” home goods and will pay for them. Accepted items include tools, home décor, kitchenware including pots and pans and Tupperware, baskets, brass and copper pieces, aquariums and other pet supplies, knick-knacks, furniture, working appliances, and much, much more. The store is located in the Park Shopping Center at 1115 N. Bechtle Avenue. For more details, call 937.325.HOME or visit them on the web at www.homeagaingeneralstore.com

Freecycle.org

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,779 groups with 7,079,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. Membership is free. To sign up, go to the freecycle site here: freecycle.org