In France, you cannot directly collect people’s unused and bulky items if they are left out in the streets (No, sadly, the finders-keepers rule does not apply to that bookshelf you spotted on the sidewalk). However, there are places, known as recycleries or ressourceries , where you can buy recycled and reusable items for ridiculously low prices.
You can find everything from clothes to house ware, furniture to building materials at these specialized reuse centers and consignment shops.
In addition to purchasing at these stores, they are also the perfect places to sell your things too! Looking to de-clutter your life? Are you moving out of an apartment? Ressourceries are the ideal spots for this plus receiving a bit of extra money
Feeling thrifty and wanting to contribute some sustainability? Below is a list of some great ressourceries in the city, their addresses and websites for you to check out:
Extramuros l’Association (focus on wood materials)
156 rue de Menilmontant
41 rue du Simplon
La Petite Rockette
They are also offering cultural activities such as danse and yoga classes, drawing classes, workshops, etc. You will find more detailed info on their website (see below).
Rockette Père Lachaise, 125 rue du Chemin Vert
Rockette Montgallet, 41 rue Jacques Hillairet
Emmaüs Défi Boutique AND Store (they also have online shopping)
104 rue d’Aubervilliers
40 rue Riquet
La Textilerie (focus on textiles)
22 rue de Château Landon
La Ressourceries Des Batignolles
132, rue de Saussure
La Ressource de Belleville
46-50 rue des Rigoles
La Réserve des Arts (focus on various artistic materials)
14 rue Prêvost Paradol
Other ressourceries and recycleries in Paris and its surroundings: