About Us

The ReUse and Recycling Center sees used materials as a commodity with an overlooked economic value. Tons of construction materials, household items, office and art materials, and electronics unnecessarily enter the transfer station and are destined for a landfill.

displayThe maximum reuse of materials is a priority in New Paltz as part of its pledge to become a Zero Waste community.  At the ReUse and Recycling Center, you can find answers to questions and discuss creative reuse solutions with employees and volunteers. New Paltz ReUse and Recycling Center fosters civic involvement through its volunteer opportunities and educational programs. Workshops on topics ranging from the technical (Computer Hardware 101) to the creative (Green Gift Giving) to Sustainability (Tool Fix It Workshops and Permaculture). Networking will draw on the talents of community members and offer inspiration through promoting personal growth and skills development for all.

New Paltz ReUse also plans to collaborate with human services agencies, educational institutions, trade unions, local government and existing reuse programs to provide new training opportunities for their students, apprentices and clients. At the ReUse and Recycling Center, underserved members of our community are finding an open and welcoming environment where they can learn job skills through volunteering, take and share responsibility, be part of a team, undertake challenges and receive recognition for their accomplishments.

Moving? Redecorating or renovating? Donate your gently used furniture and housewares (and clothes too) to

  • The Salvation Army 61 N Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY (845) 255-9852,
  • Good Will 1354 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 336-3303, or
  • Post on Freecycle.org  and Free Stuff on Craig’s List.

Shop – Find quality supplies for arts and crafts projects, housewares, home decor, building materials, and much more and at up to 90% off store prices. And there is lots of free stuff too. Inventory changes quickly and there are new items everyday.

 – Join us at New Paltz ReUse and make a difference in your local community! We have many opportunities for volunteers to support our mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through ReUse. Whether you can commit to a few hours each week or one weekend a year, we can use your help! For more information stop by or email us

The ReUse and Recycling Center is located at 3 Clearwater Road in New Paltz. Open five days a week: Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm Phone (845) 255-8456 or email recycling@townofnewpaltz.org.