Mayor Steve Adler will proclaim Austin’s sixth annual Reuse Day during City Council’s Oct. 18 meeting. With this proclamation, the City of Austin demonstrates its local commitment to the reuse sector and National Reuse Day, a nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging the purchase, use, or donation of reusable, reclaimed and remanufactured products.
Austin is also partnering with the Austin Eco Network to expand the National Reuse Day celebration all weekend: from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21, Austinites can donate at participating locations of the Austin Reuse Directory and receive an I Heart Reuse sticker that can be used for discounted shopping at those same locations. Make time this weekend to drop-off that give-away pile that you have in the closet and discover new local thrift and consignment shops near you. Participating locations and more details on the discounts available during Reuse Weekend are available at AustinReuseDirectory.com.
Austin Resource Recovery will be sharing reuse tips and ideas all week on social media using the hashtag #reuseATX. Anyone reusing items in their home, making a donation, or shopping second-hand is encouraged to share their own reuse stories with #reuseATX.
“Our local thrift stores are part of what makes Austin unique and keeps our economy thriving,” said Natalie Betts, Recycling Economic Development Program Manager with Austin Resource Recovery & the Economic Development Department. “Many of these stores support non-profit organizations that provide needed social services, so when you shop second-hand, you can find a great deal or a vintage treasure, help Austin get to Zero Waste, and support a good cause, all at the same time.”