Scrapstores and Creative Reuse

List from Around the World

a WorldWide Guide

Our World

Associations

 

  • P.O. Box 511001, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
  • 321-984-1018
  • info [ at ] ISAEplay.org
  • Mission: Promote and support the development of reusable resource centers.

 

  • Formerly Scrapstores UK
  • Searchable database of Creative Reuse and Scrap stores in the UK
  • Resource for Scrap Stores and Creative Reuse

 

 

Austria

  • Creative Reuse store, Early Childhood Education, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • Sperberweg 4, 4030 Linz / Österreich (Austria)
  • +43 / 650 / 4 66 22 00
  • barbara.moser [ at ] mkr.co.at
  • Mission: In the Reggio pedagogy and educational science education is seen as a lifelong process and learning, development and reflection processes always take place - from 0-100.
  • Vision: In der Reggio-Pädagogik und Bildungswissenschaft wird Bildung als ein lebenslanger Prozess verstanden und Lern-, Entwicklungs- und Reflexionsprozesse finden immer statt – von 0-100.

 

Australia

 

  • Creative Reuse store, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • 8/142 Addison Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204 Austrailia
  • Mission: To help the environment by diverting industrial discards from landfill and by reusing materials in classrooms.

 

  • Creative Reuse store, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • 1 Prospect Pl, West Perth, WA, Austrailia • 9227 5576
  • info [ at ] remidawa.com
  • Mission: To create a shift in cultural perspectives on waste in WA, towards lifelong awareness and responsibility. Our focus is on giving value to discarded materials, imperfect products and seemingly worthless objects in order to reinvent their use and provide new opportunities for creativity and communication.

 

  • Creative Reuse Store, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • 7/31 Hosie Street, Bayswater, Victoria 3153
  • +61 3 9738 1004
  • sonia [ at ] discountcraftsupplies.com.au
  • Eco-Friendly discount craft supplies donated by the community for the community.

 

Belgium

 

  • Creative Reuse store, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  •  REcircle, The Creative Lab, Ave Huart Hamoir, 1030 Brussels, Belgium • 0475 35 55 04 • jverbeelen [ at ] re-circle.org
  • Mission: To stimulate societal awareness of the value of creative reuse of waste-material, and thereby to contribute to a greater ecological awareness in society. We are on the crossroad of art, culture, corporate life and industry.

 

Brazil

 

  • Creative Reuse Workshops
  • cferraz [ at ] econ.puc-rio.br
  • I develop courses for teenagers and poor people, and teach the techniques to work with recycled materials (plastics, paper , scraps of fabric etc.).

 

Canada

 

  • Creative Reuse store, Gallery, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • 3126 Main Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • 604.875.1611
  • usource [ at ] shaw.ca
  • Mission: We collect from over 100 different local industries, diverting safe, usable off-cuts, discards, misprints and over-stock from the land fill.

 

  • Creative Reuse store, Gallery, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • 312 B William Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3A 1P9 • 942-JUNK (5865)
  • info [ at ] artsjunktion.mb.ca
  • Mission: Committed to redistributing reusable materials.

 

  • Creative Reuse Co-Op, Workshops, Creative Art Studio and Exhibition Space, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • A space for dialogue, popular learning and empowerment, aiming to create and strengthen bonds between citizens of different ages, cultures and backgrounds.
  • An open and inclusive creative art studio and exhibition space that supports, without judgment, your own creative process and encourages spontaneous skillshares, D.I.Y., and cultural participation of all.
  • A network for collecting, upcycling and redistributing arts and crafts materials, aiming at saving as much as we can from landfills in the Montreal area.
  • A solidarity coop, supportive of creative, citizen, and entrepreneurial initiatives from individuals and groups that share the cooperative values.

 

Germany

 

  • Creative Reuse store, Workshops, Rental Cargo Bikes, Workspace Rental, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • Berliner Str. 17, 13189 Berlin
  • +49 (0)30 - 34 089 840
  • info [ at ] kunst-stoffe-berlin.de
  • Mission: A collection and distribution center for scraps and trash that can be creatively reused for art and culture.

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • Am Born 19, 22765 Hamburg-Altona • 0176. 510 45 798
  • remida [ at ] gmx.net
  • Mission: Die zentralen Ziele der Remida sind Bildung, Kreativität, Nachhaltigkeit – oder wie die Reggianer sagen: 4R=P, was meint aus den Themen Reduzieren, Wiederverwenden, Sammeln und Recyceln ein Projekt zu machen.

 

Italy

 

  • Creative Reuse store, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations
  • piazza dante, 34 – 50032 borgo san Lorenz
  • +39 055 8453414 • info [ at ] remidabsl.it
  • Mission: A new, optimistic and proactive way of valuing the environment and using waste materials and products not perfect creative activities in the testing times and routes emotional
  • Un modo nuovo, ottimistico e propositivo di vivere l'ambiente valorizzando e utilizzando i materiali di scarto e i prodotti non perfetti in attività creative volte alla sperimentazione e a itinerari emozionali

 

  • Childrens Museum, Creative Reuse center, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations
  • Idroscalo di Milano (ingresso Idroscalo Sud)
  • Mission: The mission of MUBA is the development and dissemination of non formal education in order to promote an innovative culture for children that focuses on the experience of the children, according to the pedagogical method of Children's Museums, which is closely MUBA bound.
  • La missione di MUBA è lo sviluppo e la diffusione dell'educazione non formale, al fine di promuovere una cultura innovativa per l'infanzia che pone al centro dell'esperienza i bambini, secondo il metodo pedagogico dei Children's Museums, ai quali MUBA è strettamente legato.

 

  • Creative Reuse store, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations
  • Via Verdi, 24, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy • +39 0522 431750
  • remida.reggioemilia [ at ] gmail.com
  • Mission: Promotes the idea that waste materials can be resources.

 

  • Creative Reuse store, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations
  • Centro Remida via Tollegno 83, Torino
  • 011.4432001-2004
  • remida [ at ] comune.torino.it
  • Mission: The aim of the center is the collection and distribution of recovered materials: paper, cardboard, ceramic, plastic, rope, leather, rubber, wood, etc., and these materials are available to schools, associations, parishes, to be reused and exploited for their meaning and for their quality. The Centre also aims to sensitize the young generation on the limits of development and solidarity between man and environment possible and to facilitate the exchange of ideas, experiences and projects between schools.
  • Obiettivo del Centro è la raccolta e la distribuzione di materiali recuperati: carta, cartone, ceramica, plastica, cordami, cuoio, gomma, legno, ecc; questi materiali sono a disposizione di scuole, associazioni, parrocchie, per essere riutilizzati e valorizzati per il loro significato e per la loro qualità. Inoltre il Centro si propone di sensibilizzare le giovani generazioni sul tema dei limiti dello sviluppo e della solidarietà possibile tra uomo e ambiente e di favorire lo scambio di idee, esperienze e progetti fra le scuole.

 

New Zealand

 

  • Creative Reuse Shop and Recycling Center, Workshops, Events, Volunteer opportunities, Donations
  • 8 King Street, Masterton, New Zealand 5810
  • +64 6-377 2090
  • manager [ at ] resourcecentrewairarapa.org.nz

 

  • Mission: We are a community owned enterprise, providing innovative resource recovery and education for sustainability solutions for our community and across New Zealand.

 

Sweden

 

REmida - Södertälje bei Stockholm, Schweden

  • Creative Reuse store, ett kreativt återanvändningscenter, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff

        Prästgårdsvägen 48, 15161 Södertälje

  • 08-523 039 19 / 08-550 236 63
  • remida [ at ] sodertalje.se
  • Mission: Remida lägger tyngdpunkten på kreativitet och ett miljövänligt förhållningssätt. Syftet är att stimulera samt locka barnens lust till kreativitet och skapande. Här samlar man in rest- och spillmaterial som används i den skapande och experimenterande verksamheten. Exempel på material är plast, metall, läder, gummi, trä, textilier, papper, kartong, frigolit, plexiglas etc. Materialet får inte vara miljöfarligt eller smutsigt.
  • Mission: Remida emphasis on creativity and an environmentally friendly approach. The aim is to stimulate and attract children's desire for creativity and creation. It collects the residual and waste materials used in the construction and experimentation activities. Typical materials include plastic, metal, leather, rubber, wood, textiles, paper, cardboard, Styrofoam, Plexiglas, etc. The material may not be hazardous or dirty.

 

United Kingdom

 

 

Highlands and Islands

 

  • Scrapstore, Mobile Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • Unit 2, Crieff Visitor Centre, Crieff, PH7 4HQ • 0750 557 6361 • info [ at ] remakescotland.co.uk
  • Social enterprise with educational and environmental aims. We specialize in craft and construction workshops finding new uses for reclaimed, scrounged and found objects while encouraging children and adults from 5 to 85 to use tools with confidence.

 

East of Scotland

 

  • Scrapstore
  • Unit 2, Warmill Works, Arbroath, Scotland, DD11 1SA

 

  • Scrapstore, Special Needs Toy Libraries, MUSSELBURGH STORE - SELKIRK STORE

        Unit 4, Shepherd's Mill, Selkirk, TD7 5EA

  • 0131 665 8232
  • Mission: Our aim is to reduce waste while providing a vibrant selection of unusual art and craft materials for schools, early years providers, crafters, clubs and individuals - anyone who dislikes waste and enjoys creativity.

 

 

  • Scrapstore, Craft Classes, Master Composter, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • 2 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RW, Grampia
  • 01224 560360
  • admin [ at ] abzforward.plus.com
  • A project of Aberdeen Forward

 

Recyclable Creatables

  • Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 25 Lenziemill Industrial Estate, Cumbernauld, G67 2BD
  • 01236 727970 •

 

West of Scotland

Northern Ireland

 

  • Scrapstore, Art and Play Shop, Arts Training, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • North City Business Centre, Belfast, BT15 2GG, County Antrim
  • 028 9035 7546
  • admin [ at ] playresource.org
  • Mission: To create opportunities to develop the creative potential of children and young people in Northern Ireland, which enhances their quality of life and strengthens their ability to express themselves fully and freely

 

North East

 

Free For All Community Recycling LTD

  • Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • The Old Slaughterhouse, Wigton, CA7 9AY, Cumbria
  • 016973 44919
  • ddenisgraham [ at ] aol.com

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • Rising Sun Countryside Centre, Whitley Road, Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 9SS
  • (44) 0191 266 2269
  • emma [ at ] houseofobjects.org
  • Mission: To promote the concept of creative recycling, enabling a wide range of reclaimed materials to be revived through the imagination and creativity of their users.

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • 2 Carcut Road, Lawson Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough, TS3 6QL
  • 07963692424
  • percymiddlesbrough [ at ] gmail.com

 

North West

 

Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations 33 Grenfell Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7BS, Lancashire • 07428 299299

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • Play Residentials, Forest School, Team Building, Den Building, Summer Fun Days, Training
  • Chapel Studios, St Mary's Complex, Waverley Street, Bootle, L20 4AP • 0151 933 2363
  • irene [ at ] seftonplaycouncil.org.uk
  • Mission: We are a membership based organization offering holistic support for play and early years settings.
  • Waste Warehouse, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations
  • 80 Creative Spaces, Theater Space, Artist's Spaces, Hire Equipment
  • Play Training, Creative Workshops,
  • Unit 14-16, Orchard Street Industrial Estate,
  • Alderson Street, (opposite Pilkington Glass), Salford, M6 6FL
  • 01617 371 644
  • frankr [ at ] grumpy.org.uk
  • Mission: To promote resources and provide and assist in promoting, resourcing and providing play opportunities, facilities, back-up services, materials and equipment, information, training and specialist skills having particular regard for children and young people lacking adequate or appropriate play and educational opportunities or who are denied access to play and educational opportunities for any reason.

 

 

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 1-27 Bridport Street, Liverpool L3 5QF • 0151 707 2090
  • info [ at ] merseyplay.com
  • Mission: Developing play in Liverpool since 1974. We provide year-round advocacy, support and advice for charities, organizations and community groups offering children and young people’s activities.

 

 

Play Resource Centre

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 10 Mersey Road, Runcorn, WA7 1DF Cheshire
  • 01928 574 087

 

 

Scrapbank Association

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 45 Lauren Gardens, Crook, DI15 9IW

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • The Old Library, 17-19 Cavendish Street, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7AD • 07770 722254
  • info [ at ] ulverstonscrapstore.co.uk
  • Mission: To reduce landfill, provide the community with resources, help businesses reduce their waste and oh have FUN!!!

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 1 Berner Street, Birkenhead, CH41 4JY Wirral • (0151) 650 0030
  • info [ at ] wirralplaycouncil.org.uk
  • Mission: provides an all-year round service to resource groups and organisations that work with children.

 

Yorkshire and The Humber

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Room and equipment hire, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • The Scrapstore, Hull Play Resource Centre, Dairycoates Avenue, Hull, HU3 5DB • (01482) 328750
  • info [ at ] hullscrapstore.co.uk
  • Mission: To provide and promote creative art and play for children and young people in the former Humberside area.

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Wath-Upon-Dearne, Wet Moor Lane, S63 6DF South Yorkshire • 01709 875720
  • info [ at ] refurnish.co.uk
  • Mission: Preventing perfectly functional furniture from ending up as waste in landfill sites.  We wanted to promote the ethos of recycling and environmentally sustainable living by collecting and restoring this furniture.

 

 

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • East Unit, Hookstone Park, Harrogate, HG2
  • 7DB • 07515 061 721
  • coneexchange [ at ] bettysandtaylors.co.uk
  • Mission: It’s really simple – I work with the local community turning trash into treasure.

 

  • Scrapstore, Drop in Crafting, Arts Outreach programs, Outdoor Scrap Sheds,
  • Aire Place Mills (off Kirkstall Road) LS3 1JL Leeds
  • +44 113 244 1576
  • scrapcreativereuse [ at ] gmail.com
  • We are a social enterprise based in Leeds, focused on helping the environment by reusing waste materials from businesses as resources for art and Play.

 

  • Scrapstore
  • Eccleshill Adventure Playground, off Harrogate Road, Greengates, BD10 0EU
  • 01274 223236
  • info [ at ] bcep.org.uk
  • Mobile Shop
  • 1st Wednesday of the month - Manningham Midland Road Children's Centre
  • 2nd Thursday of the month - Shipley Children’s Centres
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month - Keighley Children’s Centres
  • 4th Friday of the month - Bradford South Children’s Centres
  • Mission: To contribute to the sustainable regeneration of Bradford District, through effective environmental programmes, inspired by community needs.

 

East Midlands

 

 

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Training, Hire Play Equipment, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Wesley Chapel, Wesley Place, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 8AA
  • 0115 9491497
  • broxtowe.play [ at ] btconnect.com

 

Childrens Resource Centre (Unconfirmed listing)

  • 70 Knighton Lane, Leicester LE2 8BE Leicestershire

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Leicester Centre - 47a Kenilworth Drive, Oadby Ind.Estate LE2 %LT
  • 07963 367726
  •  leics [ at ] p-r-c.org.uk

 

 

 

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • The Bungalow, Keyworth Primary School, Nottingham Rd, Keyworth, NG12 5FB
  • 0115 9374589
  • rushcliffe.playforum [ at ] btopenworld.com

 

  • Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Environmental, sustainability and recycling/reuse activities, job skills, training and adult enrichment
  • Unit 1, The Willows Trading Estate, Hassall Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 3TB
  • 01754 765 746
  • enquiries [ at ] seagullrecycling.org.uk
  • Mission: "To empower people to achieve their potential through undertaking environmental activities” We aim to inspire members of the local community, whether as individuals or as part of a group to help their aspirations become a reality

 

West Midlands

 

  •  Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Scrapstore is open to individuals, groups, community organization who support BPCN’s desire to voice the issues and concerns of the play sector
  • 503b The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street, The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6NF
  • (0121) 236 2917
  • bpcn [ at ] bpcn.org.uk
  • Mission: We are a third sector organisation passionate about promoting both the importance of play and high quality play opportunities for children and young people.

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Elsing Street, Fenton, Stokeon- Trent, ST4 2PR • 07956 606 334
  • scrapstore [ at ] hotmail.co.uk

 

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 7, Pool Road, Brownhills, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL
  • 01543 371200
  • admin [ at ] lichfieldscrapbarn.co.uk
  • Mission: To provide training and supported work placements for young people aged 14 – 19yrs in compulsory education with learning and physical disabilities.

 

Scrappies

  • Creative Reuse Store, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Lutwyche Road, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6AT
  • +44 1694 722511
  • info [ at ] scrappies.org
  • facebook
  • Collects clean, safe scrap; sorts it; uses it; makes things with it; and passes it on or sells it to members, who in their turn use it for the benefit and education of children.

 

 Weave Recycle - Creative Upcycling Centre

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Whitnash Primary School, Langley Road, Whitnash, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 2EX
  • +44 1926 430068
  • info [ at ] weaverecycle.co.uk
  • facebook • twitter
  • Mission: Designed to inspire the creative use of recycled materials by children, young people, educators and community workers.

 

Worcestershire Resource Exchange

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 9a, Shrub Hill Industrial Estate Worcester, WR4 9EL
  • 01905 726796
  • info [ at ] wre.uk.com
  • facebook • Pinterest

 

North Wales

 

North West Wales Play Forum

  • Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Library Buildings, Llandudno, Gwynedd County, LL30 2RP • 01492575724

 

Mid and West Wales

 

RAY Ceredigion

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Play Sessions, Training, Room Hire, Play Spaces Landscaping, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Ceridigon EcoArt, Pengloyn, Tabernacle Street, SA46 0BN Aberaeron, Ceredigion
  • +44 1545 570686
  • rayceredigionadmin [ at ] btconnect.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: To support out of school childcare clubs and open access play provision.

 

Play Right/Chwarae Iawn

  • Scrapstore, Art and Craft Shop, Equipment Lending Library, Training, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 14 Gilsea Park, Mona Close, Swansea Enterprise Park, SA6 8RJ Swansea • +44 1792 794884
  • prc [ at ] playright.org.uk
  • facebook
  • Mission: To improve play, recreational and educational opportunities for all children and young people, living across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

 

Trysordy Treasure House

  • An Aladdins cave of dreams. Be surprised, be inspired and unlock your creativity
  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Aalton Farm (in front of Aalton House), Llansteffan Road, Johnstown, Carmarthen SA31 3QU
  • 01267-231980
  • info [ at ] trysordy.org.uk
  • facebook • RSS

 

South and East Wales

 

Re Create - Cardiff and Vale Play Services Association

        Scrapstore, Play Resource Centre, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location

        Ely Bridge Industrial Estate, Wroughton Place, Cardiff, CF5 4AB • 02920 578 100 • administrator [ at ] re-create.co.uk • facebook • twitter

        Mission: To provide a range of support services for people working with children.

 

East of England

 

Bright Ideas - North Essex Scrap Scheme

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • The Old Buoys Store, Hythe Quay, Colchester, Essex CO2 8JF
  • 01206 798113 or 07721 958019
  • Mission: Providing art and craft materials to schools and community groups, childminders and home educators.

 

Cambridge Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 17, Barnwell Business Park, Barnwell Drive, CB5 8UY
  • 01223 457927
  • karl.wilks [ at ] cambridge.gov.uk
  • Mission: We encourage children and young people to think about recycling and reducing their carbon footprint.

 

Mini Scrapbox

  • Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Units 5 & 6 Collers Way, Wood Dalling Road, NR10 4SW, Reepham, Norfolk
  • 01603 873128
  • member [ at ] scrapbox.freeserve.co.uk
  • facebook • Pinterest
  • Mission: To educate our community through re-use of business "waste. Re-use is higher up the waste hierarchy than recycling, but few people understand the difference. Our members are amazed at what would be thrown away were it not for their choosing to re-use.

 

Re-Create Social Enterprises Ltd

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 15 Riverside Industrial Estate, Rapier St, Ipswich IP2 8JX Suffolk
  • 01473 603393 or 07810185221
  • gmann [ at ] recreate-enterprise.co.uk
  • facebook • Pinterest • RSS
  • Mission: A Social Enterprise offering therapeutic placements to learning disabled and disadvantaged people through a range of meaningful work based activities. The three main aims of Re-Create are Work, Re-Use, and Training

 

WRAP - Watford Recycling Arts Project

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 1, Faraday House, Faraday Close, Watford WD18 8SA
  • 01923 231395
  • watfordscrap [ at ] btconnect.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: We collect stuff that is thrown out by local industry and make it available for creative reuse. Anyone can be a member. We are not an art shop so you won’t always see the same things or find exactly what you’re looking for but you might find something you never imagined

 

London

 

Childrens Scrap Project

  •  Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location, Donation Pickup
  • 137 Homerton High Street, Hackney E9 6AS
  • 0208 985 6290
  • childrensscrap [ at ] btconnect.com
  • facebook • Pinterest
  • Mission: We collect, store and distribute clean, safe industrial waste to schools, nurseries, colleges, special needs groups, churches, hospital wards, playgroups, community groups and charitable organisations involved in education.

 

Richmond upon Thames Scrapstore

  • appointments are necessary
  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities
  • Central Depot, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham, TW2 7SG
  • 08456 122 660
  • scrapstore [ at ] richmond.gov.uk
  • Donations Location - Townmead Road Reuse and Recycling Centre, Kew, TW9 4EL.
  • Mission: The scrapstore is for residents and organisations within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the surrounding boroughs

 

Spelthorne Play Resource Centre

  • Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Staines Park, Staines TW18 2QJ
  • 01784 461 769
  • facebook

 

Squirrels Scrapstores

  • Resource Centre for Art and Craft
  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 234 Ridge Road, Sutton SM3 9LY
  • 44 20 8641 1881
  • commuscrapscheme [ at ] aol.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: We have for the past twenty five years collected surplus materials from factories, offices, shops and private homes.  We sort and display them at our warehouse in Ridge Road, Sutton.

 

The Source -Sources, Resources, Courses

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • The Ark, Unit 1 Marsh House, 500 Montagu Road, Edmonton N9 OUR
  • 0208 373 2721
  • Mission: We promote the use of waste materials as open ended, non prescriptive tools for learning and discovery, deliver workshops to schools and early years settings and encourage research and innovation in the use of sustainable resources.

 

Work and Play Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Hazelhurst Estate, 13 Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0DA
  • 020 8682 4216
  • workandplay [ at ] msn.com
  • facebook • twitter
  • Mission: We promote the re-use of resources for environmental and community benefit.

 

South East

 

Flotsam and Jetsam Scrap Store

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 20 North Street, Lewes BN7 2PE East Sussex
  • 01273 484999
  • customer.services [ at ] lewes.gov.uk
  • Mission: Provides an assortment of materials for re-use. It's available for anyone to use, but is especially helpful for schools, colleges and community groups.

 

Milton Keynes Play Association

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Training Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 01908 263033
  • admin [ at ] mkpa.co.uk
  • facebook • twitter

 

Orinoco

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Outreach team, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Bullingdon Community Centre, Peat Moors, Oxford OX3 7HS
  • 01865 761113
  • mail [at] oxorinoco [dot] org
  • facebook • twitter • RSS
  • Mission: Promotes re-use, art and creative play through education and direct action.

 

Reading Play Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Playclubs, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Reading Borough Council’s depot, 19 Bennet Road RG2 0TB
  • (0118) 9376889
  • melanie.o’hare [ at ] reading.gov.uk
  • Mission: Local resource offering play, arts and crafts and educational resources for parents, children, young people, playworkers, childminders, teachers, artists.

 

Southampton Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations LocationUnit 15 Belgrave Industrial Estate, Swaythling, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 3EA • 023 8040 2812 • contact [ at ] southamptonscrapstore.org.uk
  • facebook • twitter
  • Mission: We collect from businesses who have agreed to donate surplus, reject and waste materials of every conceivable type and kind that are suitable for re-use in educational, play or ‘arts and crafts’ activities.

 

The Pyramid Resource Centre

  • Thurrock Play Network
  • Scrapstore, Toy Libraries, Handicraft Store, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Heath Road, Chadwell-St-Mary, Grays, Essex. RM16 4XH
  • 01375 387738
  • tpn [ at ] btconnect.com
  • Mission: Gives independent advice, support and resources for play and recreation in the community.

 

Waterside Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer
  • Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 12-14 Rumbridge Street SO40 9DP Totton, Southampton
  • +44 7773 248138
  • watersidescraps [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: We supply a vast array of low cost recycled materials from our excellent local suppliers so that children can have fun play with a wide variety of materials.

 

Wot-Ever Scrap Store

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 6, Bridgegate Centre, Martinfield, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 1JG.
  • 01707 371719
  • connectclub.scrapstore [ at ] virgin.net
  • Mission: We collect stuff that is thrown out by local industry and make it available for creative re-use. Anyone can be a member.

 

Wycombe Resource Zone

  • Wycombe District Council
  • Scrap resource, Loan equipment, Workshops, Donations Location
  • Unit 9 Lincoln Road, Lincoln Business Centre, Cressex Industrial Estate, High Wycombe HP12 3RD
  • 01494 52 88 04
  • info [ at ] wycombe.gov.uk
  • Mission: A scrap resource and loan equipment service for local community and non-profit groups, including schools.

 

South West

 

Aliway Scrapstore

  • Torbay and Southern Devon Health
  • NHS Trust
  • Scrapstore, Play Pods, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Hollacombe CRC, 386 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ32DW Devon, Preston. (Behind the Shell Garage)
  • 01803 523711
  • csc.torbaycaretrust [ at ] nhs.net
  • facebook • twitter
  • Mission: Sells clean recycled materials for craft activities to schools, groups and clubs, child minders, nurseries and individuals and families at very low cost.

 

Bridport TLC

  • Community resource & recycling project
  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteers
  • Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 47 St, Michaels Trading Estate, Bridport DT3 3RR Dorset
  • 01308 425916
  • office [ at ] bridport-tlc.org.uk
  • facebook

 

Children's Scrapstore - Bristol Scrapstore House

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Loan Equipment, Room Hire, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 21 Sevier Street, Bristol BS2 9LB
  • 0117 908 5644
  • enquiries [ at ] childrensscrapstore.co.uk
  • facebook • twitter • youtube • flickr
  • Mission: We aim to help improve play opportunities for children and young people and to reach as many children and young people as possible.

 

C.L.O.W.N.S.

  • Creating Learning Opportunities in WesterN Somerset
  • Scrapstore, Playbus, Outreach Van, Toy Library, Playschemes, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BJ
  • 01643 707190
  • Mission: Operates a service for parents/carers and children in rural isolation and areas of need within the West Somerset District Council area.

 

Cornwall Scrap Store

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Pool ScrapStore, Church Road, Pool, TR15 3PT
  • St Austell ScrapStore, Goonmarris, St Austell, PL26 7QX
  • 01726 821 161
  • facebook • twitter • Blogs • flickr
  • Mission: We collect this valuable 'scrap' from businesses around the County and rescue it from being dumped in local landfill sites, making it available to our members - absolutely free!

 

Dorset Scrapstore

  • 'An Aladdin's cave where waste from industry becomes a community resource!'
  • Scrapstores, Workshops, Community Noticeboard, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Puddletown Store ~ Three Lanes End, Puddletown, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8RR
  • 01305 849444
  • Bournemouth Store ~ The Factory, 107a Haviland Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6HJ
  • 07565 577094
  • enquiries [ at ] dorsetscrapstore.org.uk
  • facebook • Pinterest • twitter
  • Mission: We collect clean, unwanted materials donated by industry, commerce and individuals and makes them available to the community as a valuable, low cost resource. Our materials are suitable for use in art, craft, education and play.

 

Exeter Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Belmont Park, Gordon Road, Exeter EX1 2DH, Devon
  • 01392 661769
  • email • facebook • twitter
  • Mission: Provides a variety of materials from businesses that have chosen to recycle their off-cuts and line ends. We intend to increase play opportunities for children, young people and their families whilst reducing waste sent to landfill.

 

Gloucestershire Resource Centre Ltd

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Room Rental, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • City Works, Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4DF
  • +44 (0) 1452 504442
  • info [ at ] grcltd.org
  • facebook • Pinterest • twitter
  • Mission: We support any organisation or family involved in creative arts, play or education. Tons of waste are sent to landfill every day. Groups need interesting materials for their activities. We’re the link, one person’s waste is another's treasure!

 

Holsworthy Family Workshop and Resource

  • Scrapstore, Art and Craft Supply, Workshops, Events, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Ground Floor, Manor Offices, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6DJ • 01409 254272
  • holsworthyfamilyworkshop [ at ] googlemail.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: To provide a comprehensive support service which resources voluntary groups and families within the community, particularly those working with children and those who are rurally isolated. To provide social and educational opportunities in an informal setting. To create an informal atmosphere where parents, children and professionals can network.

 

R.O.P.E Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 3, Lower Union Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1EF Devon • 01548 857952 •

 

Swindon Children's Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Scrappers Gym, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Unit 2, Bramble Close, Elgin Industrial Estate, Swindon, SN2 8DW
  • 01793 513982
  • swss [ at ] scrapstore.co.uk
  • facebook • twitter
  • Mission: An environmental charity that promotes the re-use of materials for the benefit of the local community through art, educational and recreational activity.

 

Proper Job - Reduce Reuse Recycle and Shop

  • Scrapstore, Composting, Community Cafe, Wholefood Shop, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Crannafords Industrial Park, Chagford, Newton Abbot TQ13 8DR Devon • 01647 432985 • recycling [at] proper-job.org
  • Mission: To advance education of the public in all matters concerning conservation, waste management and recycling of the earth’s resources.

 

Tavistock Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • The Molly Owen Centre, Tavistock PL19 8DE Devon • 01822 612 981

 

Wiltshire Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Events, Activities, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Wiltshire Scrapstore ~ Unit 5 Griffin Farm, Bowden Hill, Chippenham SN15 2PP Wiltshire • 01249 730011
  • Barty's Arts & Crafts ~ Unit 3, Rear of 3 West Street, Lacock, Wiltshire, SN15 2LH
  • 01249 730754
  • create [ at ] wiltsplay.org.uk • facebook • twitter
  • Mission: To promote and enable learning and enjoyment through creative activities, whilst helping reduce waste heading for landfill. Using reusable material, we enable industry, children and young people, families, community groups and services to actively work together for a more responsible and sustainable future.

 

The Hub - Yeovil Scrapstore

  • Scrapstore, Art Shop and Fabric, Workshops, Equipment Hire, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • The Manor Stables, Hendford, Yeovil, BA20 1UN
  • 01935 424416
  • scrapstore [ at ] thehubyeovil.co.uk
  • facebook
  • Mission: An exciting Community Interest Company that aims to support vulnerable people to develop work and life skills and help them to find and keep employment.

 

 

 

World Wide Web

 Recycling Ideas and Solutions for Donating and Gifting things to others in need

 

National- Kids Recycle! - Online

  • Examples of recycling programs in schools across the country.

 

KinderArt - Online

Online resource for art lesson plans and ideas from recycled materials

 

freecycle - Online

  • Changing the world, one gift at a time™
  • It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free.

 

FreeUse - Online

  • the simple, age-old principle that's changing the world one gift at a time.
  • Well, in a nutshell, it's person to person recycling! Membership is free.

 

instructables - Online

  • With Instructables you can share what you make with the world — and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.

 

Craigslist - Online local resource

  • Local classifieds and forums - community moderated, and largely free.

        Check out the free category!

 

wikiHow - to do anything - Online

  • The world's collaborative how to manual

 

DonorsResource.org - Online

  • Meet a Need. Donate Stuff.
  • DonorsResource.org connects individuals and businesses who want to donate items with nonprofit organizations that need them. The world's collaborative how to manual

 

Trash Backwards - Online

We’ve Got Your Reduce, Reuse, and Re-Think Solutions Right Here!

  • This could turn into a great resource if fully developed, Cool get inspired button.
  • Database of rethink, reduce, reuse, and recycle solutions from around the world
  • Developing a web tool and mobile app to share this resource widely.

 

Tinkerlab - Online - Creative experiments for young innovators

  • Creative experiences for the curious. The place to find fun and meaningful ways to make every day creative.
  • facebook • google+ • twitter • pinterest • youtube

 

 

United States

Alabama

The Reusable Center

  • of GRCMA Resource Place
  • Creative Reuse Store, Lending Library of Learning materials, Teachers Die-Cut Station
  • 3100 Cottage Hill Road, Building 4 Suite 400, Mobile, AL. 36606
  • 251.473.1060
  • info [ at ] grcma.org
  • facebook • RSS
  • GRCMA Early Childhood Services improves the quality of child care programs and implements early learning opportunities to prepare children for academic success.

 

Alaska

(none)

 

Arizona

 

The Art Resource Center

  • Teachers, churches, homeschoolers, and non-profits only Creative Reuse Store of free and low cost educational supplies
  • 1860 W. University Dr., #102 Tempe Arizona 85281
  • 602.828.1987
  • facebook
  • Mission: To collect reusable discards from individuals and industries and offer them free of charge to schools and other non-profit entities for the purpose of making art.

 

Treasures 4 Teachers

  • Teachers only Creative Reuse Store of free and low cost educational supplies
  • Tempe Store ~ 1230 W Southern Ave, Suite 105 Tempe, AZ 85282
  • 480.751.1122
  • Tucson Store ~ 9095 N Bald Eagle Ave. Tucson, AZ 85742 • 520.490.0715
  • facebook • twitter • flickr • youtube
  • Mission: provides free and low cost supplies to teachers from community reusable resources

 

  • Upcycle TucsonTucson - Projected opening Fall 2016 - Creative Reuse, Classes, Artisans’ Marketplace
  • Info [at] UpcycleTucson.com
  • 520.245.5116
  • Mission: Our vision it to promote the creation of functional and esthetic art from scrap (reusable materials) by providing inexpensive and gently used materials, as well as classes on upcycled art and an artisans’ marketplace featuring such art

 

Arkansas

(none)

 

California

 

SCRAP Humboldt - What will you make of it?

  • Creative Reuse Center, Workshops, Summer Camps, Donation Location, Volunteer Opportunities, Birthday Parties, Classroom Rentall
  • 101 H street, Arcata, CA 95521
  • 707-822-2452
  • facebook
  • Mission: To inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

 

Urban Ore • For-Profit - To End the Age of Waste

  • Three Acres of Reuse Store, Donations accepted
  • Building materials to furniture and appliances to jewelry and art or electronics
  • 900 Murray Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • 510.841.7283
  • facebook • twitter • RSS

 

The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse

  • Creative Reuse Store and Donations by appointment only
  • 320 Elm Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
  • 562.437.9999
  • info [ at ] thelongbeachdepot.org
  • facebook • twitter • Great Nonprofits • Yelp
  • Mission: To encourage, inspire and promote fun ways to reuse items and materials “too good to throw away” for creative reuse projects.

 

reDiscover

  • Materials as wild as a child's imagination
  • Community art center, reuse warehouse, gallery and event space.
  • 12958 W Washington Blvd, Los Angleles, CA 90066
  • 310.393.3636
  • mail [ at ] reDiscoverCenter.org
  • facebook • flickr • Great Nonprofits • parentsconnect • yelp
  • reDiscover promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse.

 

Trash for Teaching

  • Minizing Waste, Maximizing Education
  • Material Warehouse, Events, Open Studio Family Workshops, School Programs.
  • 12815 S. Western Ave., (Los Angeles) Gardena, CA 90249 • 310.527.7080 • info [ at ] trashforteaching.org • facebook
  • Inspires educators, students, communities and businesses to rethink what others overlook. We are passionate about hands-on learning and we believe that curiosity and experimentation are the core of critical thinking & ingenuity.

 

FabMo

  • Rescuing Designer Materials for Creative Reuse
  • Classes, Workshops, and Designer Fabrics and Materials at monthly appointment based "Selection Events"
  • 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, 94043

 

The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

  • Every teacher's first stop, and every artist's second home.
  •  Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center, Educational Outreach programs
  • 4695 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609
  • 510.547.6535
  • eastbaydepot [ at ] hotmail.com • facebook •
  • Pinterest • twitter • yelp
  • Mission: To divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in our Depot Store.

 

Riverside Arts and Reuse Exchange

  • More Art...Less Waste
  • Regular Art Workshops at the Arlanza Branch
  • Library 8267 Philbin Ave, 92503
  • COMING SOON Creative Reuse store and Workshop space, Riverside, CA
  • 951.347.0926
  • Reuse.exchange [ at ] yahoo.com
  • Mission: To make a direct and positive impact on the future of our community: educationally, culturally and environmentally.

 

re|create - more art, less waste.

  • Creative Reuse Store, Eco-Art Center, Donation Center
  • Drop-in crafting $6.00 per hour, Workshops, Birthday Parties
  • 8417 Washington Blvd. #135, Roseville, CA 95678 • 916.749.3717
  • facebook • Pinterest • twitter • yelp
  • StumbleUpon
  • re|create works with local businesses to collect unwanted items, industrial by-products, for use in environmental conservation lessons, art and creative expression.

 

R.A.F.T. - (Resource Area For Teaching)

  • Creative Reuse Store and Donations location (Focused on teacher resource supply) Donation Pickup available (min 1 pallet load
  • 3136 Howard Street, (Sacramento) McClellan, Ca 95652
  • (916) 860-RAFT (7238) office • 916.640.1384 fax • memberships [ at ] raftsac.org • facebook • twitter • youtube • yelp
  • Mission: To inspire, engage and educate children through the power of hands-on teaching.

 

Art FORM - (Found Objects Recycled Materials

  • Creative Reuse Store and Donations location • Workshops • Volunteer
  • 3316 Adams Avenue, Suite B (in Normal Heights, the Rare Hare Studio building) San Diego, Ca 92116 • (619) 795-0013 • info [ at ] artformsandiego.org • facebook
  • Mission: Provides arts education with creative re-use to schools and the community for low cost/no cost; collects recycled materials and makes them accessible for projects; and helps students discover creative re-use as an art form that promotes ingenuity and problem solving in art and everyday life.

 

The ReArt Store at Whole House Building Supply

  • Building Supply, Deconstruction salvage sales, Creative Reuse items, Donation Center
  • 1000 S Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo , CA 94402 • 650.558.1400 • gardner [ at ] batnet.com

        Mission: To divert waste materials from landfills

 

R.A.F.T. - (Resource Area For Teaching)

  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Creative Reuse Stores (Focused on teacher resource supply)
  • 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065• (650) 802-5505
  • 1355 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131(408) 451-1420
  • Donations Processing Facility (No Store at this location) (Sobrato Center) Donation Pickup available (min 1 pallet load)
  • 1160 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale, CA. 94085
  • facebook • twitter • flickr • youtube • yelp • Newsletter
  • Mission: To inspire, engage and educate children through the power of hands-on teaching.

 

S.C.R.A.P.

  • (Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts
  • Creative Reuse store, Materials depot, and Workshop space, Donations dropoff, pickup 6 boxes or more
  • Low cost supplies, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities, Field trips, Art exhibitions, Team building, Community service (parking tickets)
  • 801 Toland St. (entrance on Newcomb), San Francisco, CA, 94124
  • scrap [ at ] scrap-sf.org
  • 415.647.1746
  • facebook • twitter

 

Art From Scrap

  • Promoting a greater understanding of environmental issues and encouraging creative expression in the arts
  • A Green Schools environmental education program, an Arts Center, and a Reuse retail store
  • 302 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • 805.884.0459
  • facebook • twitter • youtube

 

Center for Imaginative Reuse

  • 1040 Mason Street, Vacaville, CA 95688
  • imaginativereuse [at] gmail.com
  • 707.301.7030

 

Colorado

 

Art Parts Creative Reuse Center

  • Creative Reuse Store COMING SOON
  • perhaps as part of Boulder's growing Recycle Row at 6400 Arapahoe Ave.
  • 303.440.8086
  • 3dboulder@comcast.net • facebook
  • To inspire and promote creativity, resource conservation, and community engagement through reuse.

 

Center for Creative Reuse

  • COMING SOON Creative Reuse Store, art gallery, workshop room, artist marketplace

        Boulder?

matthew [ at ] creativereuse.net

 

SCRAP - (Southern Colorado Recycling with Artistic Purpose)

  • COMING SOON Creative Reuse Store
  • Colorado Springs Metro area
  • web [ at ] scrapup.org
  • 719.377.2477
  • facebook
  • dedicated to promoting ecological responsibility in Southern Colorado, while providing a valuable resource for teachers, students, parents, artists, and people who just like to create!

 

R.A.F.T. - (Resource Area For Teaching)

  • Creative Reuse Store and Donations location (Focused on teacher resource supply) Donation Pickup available (min 1 pallet load)
  • 2875 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205
  • 720.242.8833
  • facebook • twitter • linkedin • RSS
  • Mission: To inspire, engage and educate children through the power of hands-on teaching.

 

Reframe Creative Reuse Center

  • Creative Reuse Center and Donations location, Classes and Workshops, Birthday Parties1
  • 0230 w 26th ave, Lakewood, CO 80215
  • 303.233.3506
  • facebook
  • An affordable creative reuse center that engages the community by forging a path towards creativity, sustainability, and educational alternatives through your donated extra ordinary craft materials

 

Connecticut

 

Scraptivity

  • Creative Reuse Store
  • 1020 Farmington Avenue, Berlin, CT 06037
  • gibson_trish [at] sbcglobal.net
  • 860-828-1311
  • facebook • pinterest blogrss

 

Scrap-It, Inc.

  • Status unknown? Creative Reuse Store
  • Coming Soon to Hartford County, Connecticut
  • debingle [ at ] comcast.net
  • facebook
  • creating public awareness to the importance of using reclaimed materials in place of virgin resources.

 

EcoWorks - Garbage Can Be Fun

  • Creative Reuse Center, reBoutique gift shop,
  • Thursday 1-7pm and Saturday 10-4pm plus during special events, workshops
  • 262 State Street, New Haven CT 06510
  • 203-498-0710
  • sherill.baldwin [ at ] ecoworksct.org
  • facebooktwitter
  • Providing low cost supplies to teachers and artists and removing quality items from the waste stream.

 

Delaware

(none)

 

District of Columbia

 

  • SCRAP DC - What will you make of itCreative Reuse shop (for artists and crafters) Birthday Parties, We do loads of other programming, too.
  • Ages 6 and up (please call ahead when bringing kids)
  • At 52 O St Studios 52 O Street #L2 NW, District of Columbia (Washington DC)
  • facebook • twitter • Blog
  • Mission: To inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

 

A World Without Waste

  • Local Online Store of refurbished, repurposed, imported and artisanal household items.
  • District of Columbia (Washington DC)
  • 202.556.3948
  • admin [ at ] aworldwithoutwaste.com
  • We transform unwanted furniture, clothing, books, kitchen goods, and found materials into affordable, usable, durable works of art.

 

Florida

 

Trash to Treasure

  • Creative Reuse Center, Boutique, Garden, Workshops, (Membership/take what you will community storehouse)
  • 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., (ArtServe Building) Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
  • 888-828-8242
  • info [ at ] trash2treasurefl.org
  • facebook • Blog
  • Mission: To locate clean, re-usable materials and redistribute these items as valuable educational and artistic resources.

 

The Repurpose Project

  • Repurpose Art Store, Repurpose Gallery, Creative Tables Community Crafting Area, Workshops, Fix It Cafe Wednesdays, Building Deconstruction service, Architectural Salvage (pay what you want)
  • 519 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • sarah [ at ] repurposeproject.org
  • facebook • twitter • pinterest • etsy • craigslist • instagram
  • Mission: A community based effort to divert useful resources from the landfill, redirect these items to the public for art and education, inspire creativity, and help us all rethink what we throw away.

 

Teacher Supply Depot -

  • Teacher Supply, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 3108 Lenox Avenue (54), Jacksonville, Florida 32254.
  • 904.381.7480
  • Mission: To collect donated materials from companies throughout the Jacksonville area and give those supplies and materials free to district schools.

 

The Reusable Resources Adventure Center

  • Creative Reuse Center (Membership/take what you will, 1 grocery bag per visit), Workshops
  • 2255 Meadowlane Ave. W. Melbourne, FL 32904
  • 321.729.0100
  • wdrew [ at ] isaeplay.org • facebook
  • Mission: To awaken people to their creative potential through cooperative effort, while promoting an ethic of conservation and reuse of valuable industrial by-products.

 

ReThink and ReUse Center

  • building creative minds & preserving the environment
  • Creative Reuse Center, Educational Workshops
  • 4548 SW 75th Avenue, Miami, FL 33155
  • 305.267.6665
  • michele [ at ] rethinkandreusemiami.org •
  • facebook • yelp
  • Mission: To provide professional development for educators that fosters a culture of creative and critical thinking through play using recyclable materials, enhancing children’s learning, and environmental awareness.

 

The Sharing Tree

  • Creative Reuse Center, Events, Workshops, Project Kits, Birthday Parties
  • Railroad Square Art Park, 617 Industrial Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32310
  • 850.264.4035
  • recycle4art [ at ] yahoo.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: To collect and redistribute reusable materials to educators, artists and the broader learning community, while simultaneously educating the community in the art of creative reuse

 

Tampa Upcycle - Inside The Roosevelt 2.0

  • Creative Reuse Center, UpEvents, Workshops,
  • 1812 N. 15th St. in Historic Ybor City (Tampa) FL, 33605
  • 813.421.1580
  • tampaupcycle [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook • Pinterest
  • An art, sewing and craft supplies boutique that collects and offers used (and some new) art supplies with “pay-as-you-wish” pricing. The idea is to have a central location where indie artists, designers and crafters can find materials that can be repurposed and made into something new.

 

Keep Indian River Beautiful (KIRB) -

  • Reuse Exchange Center, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Indian River Mall, 6200 20th Street Suite 140, Vero Beach, FL 32966
  • 772.226.7738
  • keepirbeautiful [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: To empower individuals to take greater responsibility for community environments by involving volunteers in litter prevention, beautification, recycling and conservation education.

 

Resource Depot

  • Creative Reuse Center (Membership: Teachers, Homeschoolers, Family, Green Group (schools & nonprofits), Green Businesses.
  • Workshops & Programs: Open creative and play spaces; artist gallery; weekend craft programs, school-based programs.
  • Donations: We love them. Please see our website for accepted and most needed items.
  • Volunteers: Yes! For events, for in-house sorting and organizing, for creating creative displays and more.
  • 2510 Florida Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 • 561.882.0090
  • membership [ at ] resourcedepot.net
  • facebook • Pinterest • twitter • foursquare • newsletter
  • Mission: We believe in education through imagination. We believe in building a more creative and sustainable future starting with our community. And most importantly, we believe that we can all be more conscious of what we throw away and the potential life left in our waste.

 

Georgia

 

WonderRoot Creative Reuse

  • Source for Community Recycled Artistic Products
  • Pop-Up Creative Reuse Shops, e-mail arranged donations, events, blog
  • Atlanta
  • 770.666.5332
  • creativereuse [ at ] wonderroot.org
  • Mission: to promote artistic expression, environmental awareness and community through the collection and redistribution of salvaged materials for creative reuse.

 

SCRAP Bin

  • Source for Community Recycled Artistic Products
  • Creative Reuse Center, Donation Center
  • Workshops, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, Events
  • Lake Carroll Mall, Carrollton, GA 30117
  • 770.666.5332
  • scrapbincarrollton [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: Dedicated to encouraging creative reuse of recycled materials.

 

Hawaii

(none)

 

Idaho

 

The ReUse Market

  • Source for Community Recycled Artistic Products
  • Creative Reuse Center, Donation Center
  • Workshops, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, Events
  • 1517 W Main St., Boise, Idaho • 208.901.4149 • facebook • blog
  • Mission: To keep clean, reusable art/craft materials out of the landfill and put them into the hands of artists, crafters, teachers, and others who can repurpose them into imaginative works of art.

 

Illinois

 

The I.D.E.A. Store

  • Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center, Birthday Parties
  • Artistic and creative materials of all kinds. Sold by the each and/or by the pound.
  • 28 E. Springfield Ave, 2nd Floor Champaign, IL 61820 • 217.352.7878
  • info [ at ] the-idea-store.org
  • facebook
  • Central Illinois’ Premier Eco-Edu-Art Creative Reuse Marketplace

 

ReSource

  • Free Donation Pickup, Seminars
  • Cincinatti-area
  • 513.554.4944
  • tbrown [ at ] resourceweb.org
  • facebook • twitter • youtube
  • ReSource distributes corporate surplus to Cincinatti-area non-profits

 

Rersource Center

  • Creative Reuse Warehouse, Donation Center
  • 222 East 135th Pl., Chicago, Illinois 60627
  • 773.821.9230
  • info [ at ] resourcecenterchicago.org
  • Mission: To recover as many overlooked resources in the urban setting as possible and to divert them to programs that support sustainable neighborhood development.

 

Indiana

 

The District - Where Green Living Begins

  • Monroe county, Indiana solid waste district
  • "Material for the Arts" Creative Reuse Center, Sidewalk Exchange
  • Don't throw it away - make it available for reuse! Here's how.
  • 3400 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • 812.349.2020
  • facebook • twitter

 

Creative ReSources

  • Johnson County Solid Waste District
  • Creative Reuse store
  • Open only to schools, churches, scout troops, homeschool families and not-for-profit groups
  • 900 Arvin Rd. Suite A Franklin, Indiana 46131
  • 317-738-2546
  • Kimschafstall [ at ] recyclejc.com
  • facebook • twitter
  • Creatively supports the arts, education, and the environment by providing reusable materials to educators and not-for-profit groups within the community.

 

Environmental Education Center

  • Lake County Solid Waste Management District
  • ReUZ Room, Field Trips, Enviromobile, Recycling Programs, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46325
  • 219.853.2420
  • lcswmd [ at ] lcswmd.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle!

 

Indy Upcycle

  • Creative Reuse Center, Contests, Workshops, Private Art Parties
  • 6354 N. Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220 • 317.643.2278
  • mj [ at ] indyupcycle.com
  • facebook • Pinterest • youtube
  • Newsletter • yelp • foursquare
  • Mission: To help give great materials new life, and to re-energize and inspire people to create pieces.

 

Teachers' Treasures

  • Environmental Education Center, Creative corner for crafts, Educational trail
  • Open only to Schools and Teachers
  • 800 East 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 46201
  • 317.264.1758
  • Helps at-risk children get the materials they need to succeed in school by providing teachers with donated educational supplies for use by the students in their classroom.

 

Asset Recycling

  • Recycled Building Supply Store, Creative Reuse
  • Primarily contains windows, doors, paint, plumbing supplies, flooring, and lighting, clients can also count on finding interesting deals arts and crafts items, holiday and party supplies, home decorating items, fabrics, and more!
  • 701 North Holt Road, Suite 1, Indianapolis, IN 46222
  • 317-635-7774
  • dwoodcock [ at ] assetrecycling.org
  • Provides neighborhoods and individuals, especially the ill, needy, and youth, new and affordable building materials for home projects.

 

Iowa

 

Reusable Usables Creative Arts Center

  • Engage a Mind, Save a Landfill
  • Creative Reuse store, Crafting drop-in $5/hr, Outreach Van Program, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • Workshops, Field trips, Events, Scouts, After school, Craft fairs, Art camps, Birthday Parties
  • 322 N Cody, LeClaire, IA 52753
  • 563-289-3946
  • info [ at ] Reusableusables.org
  • facebook • Pinterest

 

Make It Yours Upcycle Center

  • Saving the Landfills One Junk Drawer at a Time
  • Creative Reuse store, Classes, Parties,
  • Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • 411 Main Street, Welton, IA 5277
  • 563.659.1534 main
  • 563.340.3935 cell
  • MakeItYoursUpcycle [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook • Pinterest • Instagram
  • Mission: To divert reusable items from landfills, sell them for low-cost, teach creative ways to reuse items by giving them new life.

 

Kansas

 

Repurpose, iMagine Create - at Wonderscope

  • Creative Reuse store, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • 5700 King, Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 913.287.8888
  • info [ at ] wonderscope.org

 

Kentucky

 

Good Garbage

  • Creative Reuse store, Redux gallery and boutique, Demonstrations and Events, Birthday Parties
  • 2020 Duncan Street, Louisville, 40203
  • facebook • twitter • pinterest • instagram • Etsy
  • Currently and donations collecting
  • 502.774.9900
  • lynn.goodgarbage [ at ] gmail.com
  • Mission: Committed to protecting our waste stream by diverting usable materials from landfills to teachers, students, crafters and artists and by promoting creative reuse programs and workshops for children and adults.

 

Louisiana

 

The Green Project

  • Recycled Building Supply Store, Creative Reuse
  • Primarily contains windows, doors, paint, plumbing supplies, flooring, and lighting, clients can also count on finding interesting deals arts and crafts items, holiday and party supplies, home decorating items, fabrics, and more!
  • 2831 Marais Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
  • 504-945-0240
  • info [ at ] thegreenproject.org
  • facebook • twitter • youtube • RSS
  • The Green Project is largely known for our building materials warehouse store that diverts usable materials from landfills and puts them back into circulation in the community. We also teach and encourage good stewardship of our environment by supporting the mindful use of resources.

 

Maine

 

SHAREcenter

  • Scrapstore, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 15 Andrew Drive, Auburn, ME 04210
  • 207.333.6671
  • Mission: Collects and distributes reusable items for the educational system. Satellite site at Republic Avenue in Topsham

 

Everyone’s Resource Depot

  • University of Maine at Farmington.
  • Creative Reuse Shop, Library of Ideas, Volunteer opportunities, Donations dropoff
  • Education Center, Room 009, High and Lincoln Street, Farmington, ME 04938
  • 207.778.7150
  • mryan [ at ] maine.edu
  • Encourages recycling and our main focus is to get the community involved with taking these recycled goods and re-using them in different, yet creative ways.

 

Ruth's Reusable Resources

  • 3R's - It’s good for kids, education, the environment, and business.
  • NOTE: Only approved member school and nonprofit staff may enter the member store.
  • 39 Blueberry Road Portland, ME 04102
  • 207.699.5565
  • ruths3rs [ at ] yahoo.com • facebook
  • Mission: 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 and teachers.

 

Maryland

 

Think Outside the Store

  • Sewing studio, Workshops, Beginner sewing classes, Personalized sewing sessions, Sewing/craft parties
  • Never sewn before? That's ok! We can teach you everything you need to get started.
  • 816 Thayer Ave, Floor 1, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
  • 301-502-5451
  • skgingold (at) gmail (dot) com
  • facebook • blog
  • Wearable art studio in downtown Silver Spring where local residents can explore alternatives to store-bought fashion. We provide everything you need to make and model your own unique, eco-friendly clothing, jewelry and accessories

 

Massachusetts

 

Boston Childrens Museum

  • Pop-Up Recycle Shop
  • The Pop-Up Creative Reuse Store has been happening at the museum for the last thirty years. Here is an article by tinkerlab.com on its opening in Dec 2013. Materials are provided by Extras for Creative Reuse.
  • Yellow Multipurpose Room 2nd floor, Next to the Art Studio, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
  • 617.426.6500 • blog
  • Mission: The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.

 

    Extras for Creative Reuse

  •  Membership required, Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center, Mobile Programs, Volunteer opportunities
  • Events, Workshops
  • 20 Wheeler St #302 Lynn, MA 01902
  • 781.599.9939
  • facebook • twitter • Pinterest
  • Mission: To stimulate creative learning and help children awaken their creative potential in education and play through the use of reusable, recycled, and surplus material.

 

Knack

  • the art of clever reuse. - for-profit socially responsible business.
  • Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center (by appointment only), Local Upcycled Artist Gallery
  • Events, Workshops, Birthday & Creative Parties
  • 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126, Easthampton, MA 01027
  • 413-529-0126
  • info [ at ] knack.org
  • facebook • Pinterest • twitter • instagram
  • Mission: To inspire creativity, ingenuity, and community engagement through the clever reuse of donated goods.

 

Michigan

 

The Scrap Box - Creative Recycling

  • Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center, Mobile Programs, Volunteer opportunities
  • Events, Workshops, Field trips, Birthday Parties
  • 581 State Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • 734.994.0012
  • facebook
  • Mission: To promote creativity and sustainability by providing inexpensive recycled materials and teaching eco-friendly ways to recycle.

 

Arts & Scraps

  • Creative Reuse Store, Scrap Crafting Kits, Mobile Programs, Donation Center, Volunteer opportunities
  • Events, Workshops, Field trips, Gallery, Birthday Parties, Art Therapy
  • 161 35 Harper, Detroit, MI 48224
  • 313.640.4411
  • facebook • twitter • youtube • Flickr
  • Mission: Uses recycled industrial scraps to help people of all ages and abilities think, create and learn.

 

Learning From Scratch

  • Innovation and education through conservation
  • Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center, Volunteer opportunities
  • 1454 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 616.901.7486
  • betsey [ at ] i2k.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: A conduit through which corporations and individuals can connect with the community to contribute to the development of a more sustainable society with innovation, education and conservation as pillars for success.

 

The Creation Station

  • Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center, Volunteer opportunities
  • 200 Museum Dr, #105, Lansing, MI 48933
  • 517.371.2451

 

SCRAP Traverse City - What will you make of it?

  • Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center, Workshops
  • 821 Garfield (in the Garfield Center Plaza) Traverse City, MI 49686
  • facebook
  • Mission: To inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

 

Minnesota

 

Art Start's Art Scraps

  • Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center, Educational Outreach programs
  • Birthdays, Camps, Events, School programs
  • 1459 St Clair Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
  • 651-698-2787
  • facebook
  • Mission: inspires artistic creativity and illuminates the connections among people, ideas and the environment through engaging artists, children, families and communities in quality art education experiences.

 

Mississippi

(none)

 

Missouri

 

St. Louis Teachers' Reusable Resource Center

Open to the Public

  • Creative Reuse Stores, Online Store, Van GO Traveling Reuse Center, Onsite POD program, Donation Centers,
  • Outreach School programs, Play Retreats, Workshops
  • 636.227.7095 • sltrc [ at ] sbcglobal.net
  • Chesterfield Mall Artropolis, 291Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
  • St Patricks Center, 800 N Tucker Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63101
  • facebook
  • Mission: To awaken people to their creative potential through cooperative effort, while promoting an ethic of conservation and reuse of valuable industrial by-products.

 

Leftovers, etc.

  • Creative Reuse Store, Learning Center, Donation Center, Volunteer opportunities
  • Scout Programs, Summer Camps, Home School Enrichment, Workshops, Performing Arts program
  • 1759A Scherer Pkwy, St. Charles, MO. 63303 • 636.946.9779
  • facebook
  • Mission: To awaken people to their creative potential through cooperative effort, while promoting an ethic of conservation and reuse of valuable industrial by-products.

 

Urban Upcycle Company

  • Pop-up Shop at local events, COMING SOON Creative Reuse Center
  • Springfield, MO • 417.619.7568 • stitchclasses [ at ] yahoo.com • facebook
  • Mission: To help give great materials new life, and to re-energize and inspire people to create pieces.

 

Upcycle Exchange

  • {Materials Market} - social benefit enterprise
  • Creative Reuse Store, Learning Center,
  • Donation Center, Volunteer opportunities
  • Scout Programs, Summer Camps, Home School Enrichment, Workshops, Performing Arts program
  • 3206 S. Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63116 • 314.282.7042 • Upxchange [ at ] gmail.com • facebook • Pinterest
  • Mission: To awaken people to their creative potential through cooperative effort, while promoting an ethic of conservation and reuse of valuable industrial by-products.

 

Montana

(none)

 

Nebraska

(none)

 

Nevada

(none)

 

New Hampshire

(none)

 

New Jersey

 

Don't Toss It Boutique and Gallery

  • A Creative Rreuse Marketplace
  • Creative Reuse Store, Gallery, Artist Studio Space, Donation Center
  • 204 North Union Street, Lower Level, Lambertville, NJ 08530
  • 609-397-3030
  • support [ at ] donttossit.com
  • facebook
  • Online Store Artfully Reimagined
  • Mission: Dedicated to repurposing and reuse by diverting valuable, discarded and surplus materials from waste and redirecting them to artists and the community.

 

New Mexico

 

The Wemagination Center

  • Open to any adult in the state who works with children.
  • Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center
  • 4010 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 8710
  • 505.268.8580
  • wedonate [ at ] unm.edu
  • Mission: Promotes hands-on, play-based learning through the creative reuse of recyclable materials. .

 

New York

 

The Crooked Canvas

  • COMING SOON Creative Reuse Store, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Albany • 518.598.9412 • thecrookedcanvas [ at ] gmail.com • facebook • Pinterest
  • Mission: We like recycling. We like being creative.

 

Upstate Upcycle

  • Pop-up Shop at local events
  • Ulster County, Kingston, NY.
  • facebook
  • Mission: To re-unite the lost souls of the art and craft world. Supplies donated from the closets of those who no longer want them, to the studios of those who do.

 

Materials for the Arts - Realize, Provide, Enhance.

  • Donation Center or Free Donation Pickup, Only donations weighing over 250 lbs and/or valued at over $1,000 are eligible for pick-ups.*
  • 33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101
  • 718-729-3001
  • [ at ] mftanyc
  • MFTA collects unneeded items from businesses and individuals, and make these donations available for free to our recipients: nonprofit organizations with arts programming, government agencies, and public schools.

 

New Paltz Reuse Center - At the Recycling Center

  • Creative Reuse Shop, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • New Paltz Recycling Center, 3 clearwater Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
  • 845.255.8456
  • recycling [ at ] townofnewpaltz.org
  • facebook
  • The Town Recycling Center has opened a ReUse Center to give unwanted items a second chance.

 

NYC WasteMatch

  • NYC's free, commercial materials exchange service!
  • Local Online surplus and donation broker
  • New York City • (212) 650-5832 • info [ at ] wastematch.org
  • NYC Wastematch is a free service, created and funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation, which facilitates the exchange of used and surplus goods and equipment from organizations that no longer need them to other entities that do. Our clients include New York City businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

 

Monroe County Child Care Council Recycle Shops - Let your imagination be your guide!

  • Creative Reuse Shops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Monroe County Main Office
  • 595 Blossom Road, Suite 120, Rochester, NY 14610,
  • 585.654.4720
  • facebook
  • Livingston County Branch
  • 3513 Thomas Dr. Suite 4, Lakeville, NY 14480
  • 585.346.6050
  • Wayne County Branch
  • 510 West Union St. Suite 1, Newark, NY 14513
  • 315.331.5443

 

Full Circle Creative Reuse Center

  • COMING SOON Creative Reuse Community Center, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • Utica, NY
  • reutica [ at ] gmail.com
  • Fran_wagner [ at ] hotmail.com.
  • facebook
  • Mission: To inspire creative reuse by collecting and redistributing donated, discarded and overproduced materials, thus promoting environmentally sustainable and innovative behavior.

 

SHHHH Salvage Projects

  • Give your stuff a second life
  • Theatre, Film & Fashion Materials Salvaged, Reclaimed & Repurposed
  • NY/NJ Area
  • think.twice.shhhh [ at ] gmail.com
  • Theater and production companies save on dumpster costs and community organizations benefit! SHHHH it's Win Win!
  • In the past two years we were able to salvage and re-direct more than five tons of material out of the waste stream and into the hands of over 100 artists, schools, community gardens, and green-focused associations.

 

North Carolina

 

Trash, Inc.

  • Temporarily closed Looking for new space
  • Creative Reuse Shop
  • Asheville, North Carolina 28803 • trashincasheville [ at ] gmail.com • facebook
  • Mission: To inspire environmental awareness and accountability through creativity.

 

The Scrap Exchange - We Collect, You Create

  • Creative Reuse Store, Donation Center,Community events, Parties and Workshops.
  • 923 Franklin Street, Bay 1, Durham, NC 27701
  • 919-688-6960
  • store [ at ] scrapexchange.org.
  • Mission: to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse.

 

Cary Creative Center

  • Creative Reuse Center, Workshops, Craft Parties, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 155 Wilkinson Ave. Cary, NC. 27513 • 919.247.1564
  • carycreativecenter.info [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook • Pinterest
  • Mission: Providing artistic materials and educational programs to promote reuse of discarded materials.

 

ReSource

  • Creative Reuse Warehouse and Gallery, Arty Parties, Events, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 451 11th Street NW, Hickory, NC 28601
  • 828.256.2695
  • info [ at ] resourcewarehouse.org • facebook
  • Mission: To provide job skills and career experience for the women of Safe Harbor while providing a revenue stream for Safe Harbor to help offset a portion of the program expenses. Secondary: To promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse.

 

North Dakota

(none)

 

Ohio

 

Waste Not Center - CLOSED Due to Insufficient Funds - Unleashing Creativity Through Recycling

  • Creative Reuse Shop
  • Columbus OH
  • contactwnc [ at ] gmail.com

 

Scrap4Art

  • Creative Reuse Center, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations Location
  • 333 W. Wayne St., Maumee, (Toledo) OH 43537
  • 419.720.2978
  • facebook
  • Mission: Helps preserve the environment in NW Ohio and SE Michigan by re-using and selling donated scrap material for arts and craft projects, teaching resource conservation and providing educational enrichment in the arts for all ages.

 

Oklahoma

(none)

 

Oregon

 

MECCA Materials Exchange Center for the Community Arts

  • Creative Reuse Store, Open Studio $2-5/hour sliding scale, Donation Center, Workshops, Birthday Parties
  • 449 Willamette St. (to the right of the Amtrak station), Eugene, Oregon 97401
  • 541.302.1810
  • info [ at ] materials-exchange.org
  • facebook
  • Mission: Dedicated to diverting scrap materials from the waste stream and into the creative endeavors of our community.

 

CARTM & The Refindery

  • Creative Reuse Store, Recycling Center, Donation Center
  • 34995 Necarney City Rd, Manzanita, OR 97130
  • 541.302.1810
  • info [ at ] cartm.org
  • facebook
  • Mission: Leading our community to zero waste.

 

ReClaim It! Reuse - Repair - Re-imagine

  • Creative Reuse Store, Gallery, Workshops
  • 1 N. Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217
  • Mission: We rescue materials from the waste stream and inspire people to reuse, repair and reimagine.

 

SCRAP Portland - What will you make of it?

  • Creative Reuse Store, Boutique, Gallery, Donation Center, Workshops, Camps, Birthday Parties
  • 2915 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97212
  • 503-294-0769
  • facebook
  • Mission: To inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

 

DIY Studio

  • Creative Reuse Studio, Donation Center, Workshops
  • Salem Center Mall, Salem, Oregon 97301
  • 971.208.5869
  • jessica [ at ] diystudio.net
  • facebook • Pinterest
  • Mission: To promote creativity, community, environmental awareness, and self-sufficiency through reuse.

 

Pennsylvania

 

Art of Recycle

  • Creative Reuse Thrifty Craft Store, Donations dropoff, pickup available (min about 6 boxes)
  • Free and low cost Workshops, Free Crafting Area, Life Drawing, Events, Birthday Parties, Volunteer Opportunities
  • 27 N State St., Ephrata, PA 17522
  • 717-466-6966
  • artofrecycle [ at ] yahoo.com
  • Meetup • facebook • Pinterest • twitter • Free Print and Color Pages • Etsy • Great Nonprofits
  • Our Mission: To develop, heal and grow community through recycled art. We aim to inspire more art and assist artists in developing skills for art creation by using and re-using the available resources around them.
  • Our objective is to teach people how to create "art with purpose" reusing discarded, unwanted, and excess items; creating generations of artists and crafters who are more environmentally conscious.

 

Lancaster Creative Reuse

  • Creative Reuse Store
  • 1865 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA • 717.341.4850
  • lancastercreativereuse [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook • Pinterest
  • Connects community excess to those who can use it creatively

 

The Tinker Factory

  • COMING SOON Recycled materials store front, used book section, upcycled art gallery, upcycled boutique with event space and open tinkering table.
  • Lehigh Valley, PA
  • tinkerfactorycaptian [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook
  • Where community comes together to tinker with upcycled materials.

 

Fresh Heirlooms

  • Creative Reuse Boutique, Events and Workshops, Donations Location
  • 887 5th Avenue at 9th Street in New Kensington, PA
  • 412.512.5098
  • Lindsay [ at ] FreshHeirlooms.com
  • facebook • twitter • RSS
  • Our Mission: Creative reuse boutique in Greater Pittsburgh, PA. We make household items, green gifts & furniture from recycled, reclaimed, and repurposed materials.

 

The Resource Exchange

  • Resale Store and Donation Center
  • Art/craft supplies, building/ home improvement materials, housewares/home decor, and film/theatrical props and set pieces
  • 2829 Cedar Street (enter on Cambria St.), Philadelphia, PA 19134
  • 267.997.0060
  • info [ at ] theresourceexchange.org
  • Dedicated to promoting creative reuse, recycling, and resource conservation by diverting valuable materials from the waste stream and redirecting them to artists, builders, educators, and the general public.

 

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

  • Creative Reuse Shop, donations by appointment only
  • Classes, Events, Potlucks, School/Nonprofit/Corporate programs
  • 214 North Lexington Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208 • 412-473-0100
  • info [ at ] pccr.org
  • Promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse.

 

Rhode Island

 

Resources for Rhode Island Education

  • Creative Reuse shop, Workshops, Events, Donation Collection
  • 95 Hathaway Center — Suite 3 Providence, RI 02907
  • 401.781.1521
  • Mission: To encourage preservation of the environment by diverting clean non-toxic reusable excess inventory from the business community to educators and community organizations.

 

South Carolina

(none)

 

South Dakota

(none)

 

Tennessee

 

O. C. Buckels & Co. home of Chatty Crafty

  • Creative Reuse Center, MakerSpace, Boutique, Workshops, Donation Center
  • 833 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN
  • 423.531.6309
  • info [ at ] ocbuckels.com • facebook
  • An Innovative Department Store Concept at Chattanooga’s City Center including ready-made finely crafted goods from independent designers across the country, a unique post-consumer art and craft supply market with pay-as-you-wish pricing and a MakerSpace with equipment not often found in the casual craft room.

 

Knoxville Creative Reuse

  • COMING SOON Creative Reuse shop, Workshops, Events, Donation Collection
  • Knoxville, TN
  • knoxvillecreativereuse [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook
  • Mission: To inspire creativity, promote environmental awareness and engage the community through the creative reuse of scrap materials

 

The Creative Reuse Center, Inc.

  • COMING SOON Creative Reuse shop, Workshops, Events, Donation Collection
  • Nashville, TN
  • 615.200.0526
  • info [ at ] reuseartcenter.org
  • facebook
  • Mission: We work with individuals and local businesses to collect cool, useable, but unwanted items. We use these treasures to encourage creative reuse, teach, and celebrate hand crafted art.

 

Turnip Green

  • Creative Reuse Shop, Workshops, Donation Location, Events
  • 535 4th Ave. South. Nashville, TN 37212.
  • info [ at ] turnipgreencreativereuse.org
  • facebook • twitter • RSS • blog
  • Mission: Fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse.

 

Texas

 

Austin Creative Reuse

  • Creative Reuse pop-up shop at Austin festivals, PLANNED Creative Reuse Store, Etsy Store, Volunteer opportunities
  • Austin Texas • 314.282.7042
  • info [ at ] austincreativereuse.org
  • facebook • Pinterest
  • Mission: Our mission is to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education, and community building.

 

    SCRAP Denton - What will you make of it?

  • Creative Reuse Store, Boutique, Donation Center, Workshops, Birthday Parties
  • 201 W. Oak, Denton, TX 76201
  • Mission: To inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

 

Texas Art Asylum - Cool stuff for creative reuse

  • NEW LOCATION - Creative Reuse Store, Learning Center, Donation Center, Volunteer opportunities
  • 1719 Live Oak, Houston, TX 77003
  • 713.224.5220

 

Utah

(none)

 

Vermont

(none)

 

Virginia

 

UpCycle Creative Reuse Center

  • Creative Reuse Center, Classes and Workshops, Events, Summer Camps
  • 1712 Mt. Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301
  • 703.731.8238
  • info [ at ] UpCycleCRC.org
  • facebook
  • Mission: Promotes and supports artistic expression, experiential learning, environmental awareness and community engagement through the collection and redistribution of reusable materials.

 

    Stuff Redux

  • Creative Reuse Store, Workshops, Events, Birthday Parties, Volunteer Opportunities, Donations dropoff or pickup.
  • 1605 Rhoadmiller Street, Richmond, VA 23220
  • stuffreduxrva [ at ] gmail.com
  • facebook
  • Our Mission: To promote creativity, art, environmental sustainability, education, and community engagement through the collection and redistribution of traditionally discarded materials.

 

Washington

 

Creation Station

  • Online Creative Reuse Shop, Event and Conference Pop-up Shop, Workshops and Events delivered to you. Physical Creative Reuse Store closed after many years of loving our local community
  • Puget Sound, WA
  • 425-775-7959
  • frank [ at ] creationstationinc.com

 

Seattle ReCreative

  • Creative Reuse & Art Center, Classes, Makerspace, Playspace & Donation Center.
  • 8408 Greenwood Ave N. Seattle, WA 98103
  • 206-659-9383
  • emily.korson [ at ] seattlerecreative.org
  • facebook • twitter • pinterest
  • Our Mission: Dedicated to cultivating creativity, community and environmental stewardship through creative reuse and art education.

 

Tinkertopia, LLC

  • Creative Reuse Shop, Tinkermobile, birthdays, field trips and craft parties.
  • Somewhere in Tacoma, WA Working with Spaceworks Tacoma to establish a storefront!
  • rerun [ at ] tinkertopia.com
  • 253.778.6539
  • facebook
  • Working with local businesses, capturing safe, reusable materials from the waste-stream re-purposed as unusual arts and craft supplies for kids, teachers, makers and tinkerers.

 

West Virginia

(none)

 

Wisconsin

 

Re-Creation Station

  • Coming Soon Creative Reuse & Art Center, Currently Classes, Parties, and Events at pop-up locations.
  • Anticipated location SE Wisconsin
  • 414-209-2958
  • lisa [ at ] re-creationstation-wi.com
  • facebook
  • Our Mission: To develop Creative Reuse Centers and Outreach Programs that are dedicated to fostering a clear understanding of the necessity to participate in the Reuse / Upcycle / Recycle Movement. To provide a friendly and creative atmosphere where people can gather to become educated, inspired, and develop a sense of community and purpose. We will provide knowledge, resources, space, material and tools to people of all ages so that they can create unique, functional and fun one-of–a–kind pieces while enjoying themselves and participating in material reuse.

 

Wyoming

(none)

ART of RECYCLE

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