SCRAP, the nation’s original Creative Reuse Center,
celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2016!

We were thrilled by the response to SCRAP40 – I love that place! SCRAP40: celebrating SCRAP's 40th anniversarythe 40th anniversary GALA celebrating SCRAP’s founders, staff, volunteers, and others who have helped SCRAP be so amazing for so long.

Thanks to all of our friends and supporters who helped us celebrate at our sold-out event.

A great crowd of friends and supporters celebrated SCRAP40.

We partook of great brews and wines paired with multi-cultural finger food. We created art masks from reused materials and took them home. We met fabulous people, enjoyed scintillating conversation and had some surprises that delighted us.

SCRAP’s found, Anne Marie Theilen was feted for her important contributions.

Great entertainment was provided by the renowned Ruth Asawa School of the Arts Jazz Combo.

The Gala took place Thursday, October 20th, at the beautifully restored, historic Bayview Opera House.

See more pix here.
See the video shown at the Gala, Scrap: I love that Place!

Click here for info on RECLAIMED, RECLAIMED: elevating the art of reuse: October 1-23, 2016Elevating the Art of Reuse, our 40th anniversary art show.

RECLAIMED was hung at the SF Arts Education Project Gallery, in the Minnesota Street Project,  1275 Minnesota St. The show ran October 1-23. The opening reception was October 8, and we enjoyed a community day Closing Party on the 23rd.

Here are some pictures from the show and opening party.

Thanks to these sponsors and supporters who helped SCRAP40 be amazing!

thanks to our Sponsors and supporters.

SFUSD     Asawa SOTA     SF Environment     Minnesota Street Project     Fivepoint     SFArtsEd     Tea Promenade
Flax art & design     aibnb     Tower Properties     Ultimate Cookie     Cole Hardware     Hilton SF Union Sq.
Germany-USA Career Center     Stephanie Riger     Rainbow Grocery     ProLogis     Gus’s Community Market

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SCRAP collects materials that would otherwise go to landfill. We make a huge variety of materials available at no or very low cost at our 5,000 square foot depot in the Bayview district of San Francisco. Our inventory changes too often to list on our website, but you can get a sense of what we have here and here.

We support teachers, artists, the environment and workforce development projects.

SCRAP’s hours of operation:

  • For Shopping: Monday through Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM. Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM.
  • For Donations: Tuesday through Saturday: 10 AM to 4 PM.

Your material and monetary donations help us to provide free programs to schools and throughout the community. Please click the button below to donate.

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We are located on Newcomb Street between Toland and Selby. Our address: 801 Toland St. SF, CA 94124. Click here for a map.

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  1. Posted October 25, 2016 at 9:59 AM | Permalink

    Hello Eli,

    Sorry for the slow response. Our big Gala on the 20th took up a lot of bandwidth.

    Yes, we accept printers and your kiln and other supplies. As we are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, you donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. We do not estimate values, but allow you to do that.

    We accept donations at SCRAP Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM. Or you can call 415 647-1746 to request a free (in SF) pickup of your materials.

    Thanks for thinking of SCRAP.

  2. Elli Shahideh
    Posted October 20, 2016 at 12:39 PM | Permalink

    I have a almost new color jet ink printer “Xerox ” with some extra unused ink, which I would like to donate but would like to know if I could get tax write off. is Scarp interested and if so could I get a donation evident with the price on it?


    I also have a glass fusing kiln and supplies.