Preserve and Conserve for Schroon Lake

Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse, Reduce and Rethink. Through adopting simple habits of conservation, we can each do our part to preserve the ecological integrity of Schroon Lake and its watershed. This section offers eco-friendly ideas to help preserve and conserve our environment. As we discover new tips, we’ll keep sharing them with you.


“Tis the season for spring-cleaning.” As winter fades and with summer just around the corner, it’s the time of year we think about decluttering our closets and cupboards. Repurposing your clothing and household items can be a simple way to help lessen the amount of waste sent to landfills.

There are a number of organizations and establishments in our local community that accept donated items. They respectfully request that clothing be clean and gently used, household items in good repair and small appliances in working condition.

The Reuse Shop at Chestertown Transfer Station

63 Landon Hill Rd., Chestertown, NY 12817

518-494-3952 Contact person: Debbie

Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Mon., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. (closed Tues./Wed.).

Items accepted: Clothing, Shoes, Books, Toys, Puzzles, Linens, Countertop Small Appliances, Household Items.

Please call ahead if you have a large amount of items to donate.

Mountainside Share Shop at Mountainside Church

165 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY 12870

Contact person at the shop: Rannei Rambow

Hours: 9 a.m. -1 p.m. every Saturday. Donations can be made during these hours or anytime in the large green drop box located at the front door of the shop.

Items accepted: Clothing, Shoes, Boots, Purses, Jewelry, Clothing Accessories, Bed Linens and Towels. They DO NOT accept household items.

North Country Ministry

3933 Main St., Warrensburg, NY 12885

518-623-2829 Ext. 304. Contact person: Kayla Carlozzi, Executive Director.


Hours: Tues. 12 - 2 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1st & 3rd Sat. 12 -2 p.m. Donations in bags and boxes can also be left on the porch.

Items accepted: All Seasons of Men, Women, Children and Infant Clothing, Diapers and Unexpired Infant Formula. They DO NOT accept Books, Toys, Stuffed Animals and Decorations.

Furniture Program: Please call in advance to donate: Beds, Couches, Tables, Chairs and other larger household items.

North Country Ministry Food Pantry: Non-perishable food items can be donated on Wed. 10am-12pm at the YMCA, Route 8 in Brant Lake and Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. -3 p.m. at 3933 Main St., Warrensburg. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated.

Marge’s Nook

6384 Route 9, Chestertown, NY 12817

518-796-1796. Contact person/owner: Courtney

Hours: Mon., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wed., (call for hours or check Facebook), Fri., Sat., Sun., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Items accepted: Clothing, Shoes, Boots, Household Items, Household Décor, Toys, Books and Furniture. NOT accepted: Mattresses and Box Springs.

Facebook -- Schroon Lake Free-Recycle-Reuse – Facebook Group for items people no longer need, but don’t want to add to the landfill. FREE ONLY items!