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Reuse Council
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We are excited to introduce a new STAR Council focusing on waste diversion through reuse. We welcome all organizations and individuals engaged in or interested to join this council.

Our mission: To promote waste diversion statewide through reuse by providing education, professional development, networking and advocacy for the public, commercial, and private reuse sector.

Upcoming events:

Reuse Contest: Have you created something cool this year using reused or reclaimed materials? Show off your work by entering the @recyclingSTAR Texas Reuse Contest for a chance to win cool prizes, plus bragging rights! Entering is easy, simply visit Deadline for submission is November 16.

Webinar: Save the date, December 4 (1-2:30 PM CST), and join us for our winter webinar featuring ways to measure and communicate the impacts of reuse! More details and registration link coming soon.

What is reuse?

  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Collaborative Consumption
  • Conventional Reuse
  • Deconstruction
  • Durables
  • Freecycling
  • Materials Exchange
  • Reclamation
  • Rental
  • Refurbish
  • Remanufacturing
  • Repair
  • Salvage
  • Sharing Economy

If you are interested in joining this new council, please contact the STAR office at (512) 828-6409 or [email protected].


Fix-It Clinics

Creative Reuse

Thrift Stores & Clothing

Construction, Hardware

Lending Libraries

Reuse Drop-Off Centers



  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation – Global non-profit that works with businesses, governments and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design
  • Textile Exchange – Global non-profit that works closely with their members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks

Reuse Directories

Materials Marketplaces