About SCRAP

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SCRAP is the nation’s first non-profit creative reuse center, founded in 1976 in San Francisco.

SCRAP breathes new life into old objects and reduces waste by diverting over 200 tons of useful materials from landfill every year. SCRAP provides services to teachers, parents, and community organizations operating in the schools, including classes, workshops and volunteer opportunities.

SCRAP is housed in a 5,000 square foot warehouse generously provided by the San Francisco Unified School District, which is located in the Bayview district of San Francisco.

At SCRAP, you never know what you’ll find to inspire your next project or finish off a current one. The materials in our depot change everyday, but you’ll always find an abundance of “art parts” and a wide variety of artifacts of inspiring textures, colors, and shapes.

What treasure will you find?

The warehouse is organized by type of material: wood, metal, glass, fabric, paper, images, plastic, natural materials, beads & buttons, arts & crafts, toys, and more. The entrance contains a large section of free materials.

We count on your support

SCRAP earns about 2/3 of the funds it needs to operate from sales in our Depot and other earned revenue. The remaining part of our budget comes from a few foundations, the SF Department of the Environment, and YOU! Please help SCRAP continue its mission by making a generous gift. A recurring gift is an easy way to ensure that SCRAP receives help every month, and can be stopped at any time.

Donate securely online right now through Paypal by clicking HERE. You can also donate in person at SCRAP (801 Toland St., enter on Newcomb) or by mailing a check to: 834 Toland St, San Francisco, CA 94124. Scrap is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Donations of quality re-usable materials such as textiles, buttons, paper, craft and office supplies, plastics, and wood are collected from businesses, institutions, and individuals then sorted and made available to teachers, parents, artists, and organizations. (Click HERE for an overview of the materials we accept.) The community depends on SCRAP as the place to find all manner of materials for educational programs, creative projects, and their classrooms. By offering low cost supplies, creative reuse workshops, volunteer opportunities, educational field trips, art exhibitions, and more SCRAP gives students of all ages the opportunity to learn and pass on the value of creative reuse.