SCRAP’s mission is to stimulate creativity and environmental awareness in children and adults through promoting the creative reuse of materials that traditionally have been discarded as waste.
• Maximize the diversion of reusable discarded materials from the solid waste stream.
• Collect and redistribute these materials to underfunded educational programs and organizations, teachers, artists, parents, and students in the community.
• Educate and benefit the community in the art of creative reuse.
SCRAP is the Bay Area’s oldest creative reuse center, and has been diverting waste from landfills for use as art supplies for more than 35 years. SCRAP was founded in 1976 to provide art supplies to art teachers in the San Francisco Public School system during America’s last serious financial crisis. We have changed locations quite a few times over the years, filling spaces at Fort Mason, on Harrison St, and finally on Toland St with scrap. At each stop we have provided artists, art teachers and scroungers with just the right material for their next project. And with each move our capacity to supply the growing demand for re-used art supplies has grown.
Scrap is a 501c3 Non-profit organization.