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Charles County, Maryland

Re-Use Barn Project

Re-Use Barn Project

Originally opened in 1997 in a barn on Renner Road in Waldorf, the Re-Use Barn began as a source reduction project between the Charles County Women's Club, the Isaak Walton League, and Charles County Government. Volunteers staged themselves at the landfill and asked patrons if they'd prefer to donate good, useable items they planned on disposing in the landfill. In turn, these items were placed at the Re-Use Barn where interested patrons could purchase by donation.

In 2000, the Re-Use Barn relocated to the red Bargain Barn in Hughesville, and is now a cooperative effort between the Re-Use Barn Project and the County Commissioners with the continued objective of keeping good, usable items out of the landfill. Donations are still accepted, and proceeds are reinvested back into the community to fund scholarships, help disaster victims, and support environmental community projects.

The Re-Use Barn is located within the red Bargain Barn on Route 5 South in Hughesville (just prior to the Route 231 intersection). Hours of operation are Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Dropped-off donations are accepted until 4:00 p.m. Typical items at the  Re-Use Barn are good, useable furniture, artwork (including signed renderings of the Port Tobacco Court House and St. Ignatius at Chapel Point), dishes, lamps, linens, crafts, new and antique books, old classical records, collectibles, metal and wood desks, and much more.


For more information, or to donate items, call Jackie Miller at 240-434-5168.