What does SCRAP do?
SCRAP collects quality, clean, reusable materials such as fabric, paper, arts and crafts supplies, wood, beads, buttons, and much more. We make these materials available at no or low cost to teachers, artists, students, nonprofit organizations and others.

SCRAP reduces the waste going to landfill by more than 200 tons per year. At the same time, Bay Area schools and non-profits benefit by receiving badly needed supplies. SCRAP also provides workshops, field trips and hands-on activities at community events to promote the benefits of creative reuse.

I’m a teacher. Is there anything I should know about SCRAP?
There is always a variety of materials at the depot that can inspire your next classroom projects.

We have an annual Free Teachers’ Give-Away in the fall for all Bay-Area teachers, and monthly Free SFUSD Teachers’ Give-Away from September to May, on the first Saturday of the month. (See our calendar for exact dates, as holidays sometimes cause variations.) These events run from 10 AM to 4 PM. At the Give-Aways, teachers choose from a wide selection of free materials for use in their classrooms.

Our low-cost field trips and workshops offer a range of ideas for creative reuse projects many of which can be tailored for the classroom.

Where is SCRAP located?
SCRAP is located in the San Francisco Unified School District warehouse in the Bayview district of San Francisco. Our address is 801 Toland St. San Francisco, 94124, (enter on Newcomb Ave, between Toland and Selby). You can find a map and directions to us here.

When is SCRAP open?
Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to  5 PM.

Donations are accepted Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Who can donate materials?
Anyone can donate. No donation is too small. Check here for information on how to donate and what SCRAP accepts.

What kinds of things can I donate?

Most clean, reusable materials that can be used in art or educational projects. See the extensive material list to see if your items are acceptable.

Of course, as a nonprofit organization, SCRAP always can use, and greatly appreciates, your monetary donations. To make a cash donation, click here.

What I want to donate isn’t on the list. Call us at 415 647-1746 or email donate@scrap-sf.org with questions.

SCRAP depends on your monetary gifts to enable our programs in the community — Free Teacher Give-Aways,  fun events, low-cost workshops, field trips, and more. Click here to donate today!

How do I donate materials?

Donations may be dropped off at the warehouse from 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Check the list of items SCRAP accepts, call us at 415 647-1746 or email donate@scrap-sf.org with any questions.

For large donations (six or more boxes), SCRAP offers a FREE pick-up service within ten miles of our Depot. We will come to you if you are further away, but must charge for that service, based on distance. Call for details.

Free Pickup small print: We do charge $7.50 if we need to cross a bridge. Minimum quantities, about six bankers boxes, are required. And while it is not required, we sure appreciate your contribution of $15 for homes and $50 for businesses in the Bay Area.

Are my donations tax-deductible?
Yes, usually. SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We provide a donation receipt for your goods. Check with your tax preparer to determine your eligibility to deduct the value of your donation.

What about the cats?
Dot and Boots, sister and brother, and were born at SCRAP several years ago. Unfortunately, they are no longer with us.


  1. Posted November 29, 2016 at 5:54 PM | Permalink

    We have some small pieces of sheet metal. We rarely have large sizes (over a foot square). If you need bigger pieces, we suggest Building REsources, in SF: http://www.buildingresources.org)

  2. Kymmie
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 3:59 PM | Permalink

    My boys are looking for some sheet metal for an art project. Do you happen to have any?

  3. Posted March 21, 2016 at 7:20 PM | Permalink

    We pick up donations free of charge in San Francisco. There is a nominal fee for more distant locals, or if we have to cross a toll bridge.
    Please call 415 647-1746 to arrange a pickup.


  4. Emily
    Posted March 21, 2016 at 5:01 PM | Permalink

    Do you guys pick up donations?

  5. Posted October 27, 2015 at 12:01 AM | Permalink

    Sorry for that error on our part. The correct address is donate@scrap-sf.org.

    Thanks for thinking of SCRAP!

  6. Elias Zamaria
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 11:42 PM | Permalink

    I’m trying to send you an email about donations. I sent it to donation@scrap-sf.org like the faq suggests, but I got an error back saying delivery failed permanently.

  7. Posted October 26, 2015 at 9:40 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for thinking of us. I regret that we are unable to accept the Mad Magazines.

    I’m not sure why you were unable to link to our list of acceptable materials. Here is the link: http://www.scrap-sf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DonationGuide.pdf.

    thanks for thinking of SCRAP. Have a great day.

  8. Rhoda Draws
    Posted October 26, 2015 at 9:03 PM | Permalink

    I just tried link to your list of items SCRAP accepts, and it’s broken again (Oct.26)!
    Please advise if you accept a stack of vintage MAD Magazines..

  9. Posted October 6, 2015 at 12:30 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for letting us now about this. That link is now fixed.

    Hope to see you soon.

  10. Jessica
    Posted October 4, 2015 at 11:28 PM | Permalink

    the link to your “list of items SCRAP accepts” and ” extensive material ist” says the page is not found. can you update your list or make it available please? thanks

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