* 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

Welcome to Ruth's Reusable Resources!


During the 2015-2016 school year:  146 Shopping Days - 6,683 shopping visits - $3,855,346.89 value of product given away!

Our mission is to ensure that students in Pre K - 12 grade classrooms 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

3R's needs YOUR help! Click the link below to donate.


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

                                                                        Thank You!



Teacher Store Hours


Tuesdays: 3-6 p.m.

Wednesdays: 1-6 p.m.

Thursdays: 1-6 p.m.

Saturday: 9-2 p.m.

Public Store Hours


Tuesdays: 3-6 p.m.

Wednesdays: 1-6 p.m.

Thursdays: 1-6 p.m.

Saturday: 9-2 p.m.

Join 3R's


Learn first hand 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 23rd 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 2016-2017 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.


3R's Environmental Recycling Facts


From January 2007 through
December 14th 2016, 3R's has recycled:


451,480 lbs or 225 TONS of paper


 225 Tons of Paper saves:


  • 3,825 mature trees
  • 1,575,000 Gal water
  • 85,500 Gal Oil
  • 12.1 Billion Btu's Energy
  • 742.5 cubic yards landfill space
  • 922,500 kWh energy


308,940 lbs or 154 TONS of cardboard


 154 Tons of Cardboard saves:


  • 7,084 Gal Oil
  • 1.016 Billion Btu's Energy
  • 1,386 cubic yards landfill space
  • 60,060 kWh energy


*Recycling Facts come from* www.wm.com