39 Blueberry Road
Portland, ME 04102 Phone: (207) 699-5565
Fax: (207) 699-5566
Email: office3rs@gmail.com
* A Few Reminders *
Shoppers take Only for Their Classroom use.
Only Shopper allowed to shop - No spouses or kids.
Donations taken on Friday's only 9:30am - 4:30pm
Please return shopping carts inside. Thank you.

Learn how You/Your business can help 3R's

Contact Ruth at ruthsreusableresources@gmail.com

For information about sponsoring future 3R's events, projects, "sponsor of the month", and many more opportunities!


Welcome to Ruth's  Reusable Resources


Tuesday          3pm-6pm

Wednesday     1pm-6pm

Thursday         1pm-6pm

Saturday          9am-2pm



Public Store Hours

Tuesday           3pm-6pm

Wednesday      1pm-6pm

Thursday          1pm-6pm

Saturday            9am-2pm


Items are modestly priced. Located at the entrance of the Teacher Store. Come in and check it out!

3R's needs YOUR help!

Click the link below for donations. Thank You!

Join 3R's


Learn firsthand what a valuable and affordable resource 3R's is to Maine schools and communities. Please join us to see what teachers already know!


It's our 22nd year! Ruth's Reusable Resources welcomes you back for member shopping. We have lots of great supplies stocked and ready for your shopping visit.


Please note that your school or organization MUST be a paid 2015-2016 member before staff can shop.


Are you a full-time Ed Tech? You may shop for NON-limited items only.


NOTE: Only approved member school and nonprofit staff may enter the member store. Please do not bring children, spouses, or other guests.


If you are a school or non-profit looking to join, please email us for an application at ruthsreusableresources@gmail.com


Do you or your company want to donate money? ... How about a gift in kind instead!


3R's Wish List

 of gifts needed to help us serve you better.


  • 26' Non CDL Truck with lift-gate
  • Small cargo van for light duty donations
  • New pickup truck with plow (trade in old truck and plow)
  • Plumber for kitchen and new bathroom
    to rework plumbing for sink and dishwasher
  • New kitchen cupboards and installation
  • 50-60 medium sized shopping carts
    10-20 small or double stacked shopping carts
  • Bookbinding guillotine cutting machine
  • 2 portable AED defibrillator's
  • Small 20 ft scissor lift


Please and Thank You!

 Our mission is to ensure that students and classrooms in Maine have the basic tools for learning, by transferring surplus business supplies and merchandise into the hands of school children through teachers


Bridging the gap between businesses and education

Teacher Store Hours

3R's Environmental Recycling Facts


From Jan 2007 till June 2015, 3R's has recycled 353,620 lbs or 176 Tons of paper.


252,980 lbs or 126 Tons of cardboard.


176 Tons of Paper saves:

  •  2,992 mature trees.
  •  1,232,000 Gal water.
  •  66,880 Gal Oil.
  •  9.5 Billion Btu's Energy
  •  580 cubic yards landfill space.


126 Tons of Cardboard saves:

  •  5,796 Gal Oil.
  •  831 Million Btu's Energy
  •  1,134 cubic yards landfill space.



Please click on the Clynk link below to learn more on how you can help donate & fundraise money for 3R's.

                                    Thank You!

2014-2015 school year.   159 Shopping Days.  7,530 shopping visits.   $4,337,297.62 value of product given away.

Thanks for another great school year!