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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.

When you #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-2566798, Amazon donates to SCRAP, at no cost to you.

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 4, 2016 at 4:33 PM | Permalink

    Jake or Kristen, our co-managers, will contact you directly regarding this.

    Thanks for thinking of SCRAP.

  2. Posted October 4, 2016 at 3:44 PM | Permalink


    I work for the Janet Pomeroy Center. We provide recreation and vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities. I worked for SCRAP NOLA briefly and am very fond of your organization. Long story short, we have a TON of colored paper. Ridiculous amounts. I am wondering if we could maybe talk about a potential trade for some items we can use here (pencils, crayons, etc). If not, I am still happy to donate massive amount of colored paper to your organization if you find it useful.

    Thank you!! Have a super day!!

  3. Posted October 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM | Permalink

    Hi Carlos,

    We usually have some easels. The size, type and condition vary a lot. If you come down and show us what you are looking for, we can let you know if more come in.

    Thanks for checking with us.

  4. Posted October 4, 2016 at 11:31 AM | Permalink

    I need to buy easels for an art show at the Museo Italo-Americano in Fort Mason, San Francisco. Do you have any? Thanks, Carlos.

  5. Posted September 8, 2016 at 10:01 AM | Permalink

    Hi Michelle,

    Wow! Loyal customers like you are what keeps SCRAP going. We truly appreciate your dedication.

    A SCRAP monthly subscription is an interesting idea. Unfortunately, right now we lack the resources (mostly space and people) to make this happen. But we will add it to our “good ideas for when we have more space” file.

    Meantime, the closest resources to you that we are aware of, are unfortunately not so close.

    The Hudson Valley Materials Exchange (New Paltz, NY) http://www.facebook.com/HVMaterialsExchange
    HVME is an educational waste prevention organization that fosters business and community development, art and culture, environmental protection, and sustainable living through its services.


    Ruth’s Reusable Resources, Portland Maine http://www.ruths.org/
    (May be limited to local teachers) Learn firsthand what a valuable and affordable resource 3R’s is to Maine schools and … Ruth’s Reusable Resources welcomes you back for member shopping.

    Thanks again for being a loyal SCRAP shopper. Enjoy the Bay State.

  6. Michele
    Posted September 8, 2016 at 5:27 AM | Permalink

    We’ve moved to Boston and I haven’t found anything like Scrap here yet :-(. We are starting our homeschool year and we had gone to scrap for materials for creating sculptures, counting, building, once we even found a projector and our hair model (a mannequin head) we’ve named Gray. If ever you were able to send a box of random goodies for us to purchase we would be so appreciative, maybe even on a monthly basis. I was thinking about this idea when we mailed some packages to friends using the flat rate shipping boxes at the post office. Okay just an idea :-).

  7. Posted September 6, 2016 at 1:40 PM | Permalink

    Gracia por su considerar de SCRAP.

  8. Posted September 6, 2016 at 1:38 PM | Permalink

    Hello Marci,

    Unfortunately, we are unable to take books, but it sounds like everything else would be useful for us. Remember, you can call 415 647-1746 to arrange a free pickup.

    Thanks for thinking of SCRAP.

  9. Marci Rohrer
    Posted September 5, 2016 at 1:58 PM | Permalink

    I am downsizing my sewing supplies/books/ fabric and was wondering if I could donate these items to SCRAPS.

  10. Posted September 5, 2016 at 7:06 AM | Permalink

    Hace poco he comenzado un blogg, la información de tu web me proporciona mucha informacion. Gracias por todo tu tiempo y trabajo.


  11. Posted August 30, 2016 at 9:37 AM | Permalink

    It’s a dream, alright, and usually a very pleasant one!

    from our page on reuse resources (http://www.scrap-sf.org/creative-reuse/creative-reuse-resources), i find:

    NYC WasteMatch (http://www.wastematch.org/, NYC) 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.

    Materials for the Arts (http://www.mfta.org/, New York, NY)
    Founded in 1978, Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, provides thousands of NYC’s arts and cultural organizations, public schools, and community arts programs with the supplies they need to run and expand their programs.

    Don’t Toss It! (http://www.donttossit.com/, Lambertville, NJ)
    Don’t Toss It is a locally owned and operated creative reuse marketplace, boutique and gallery that provides affordable materials to artists and the community that were collected or donated in an effort to keep them out of landfill and encourage creative expression in the arts.

    The Hudson Valley Materials Exchange (http://www.facebook.com/HVMaterialsExchange, New Paltz, NY)
    HVME is an educational waste prevention organization that fosters business and community development, art and culture, environmental protection, and sustainable living through its services.

    Have fun!

  12. George
    Posted August 29, 2016 at 8:08 PM | Permalink

    Looks like you operate a dream space! Do you know of something similar in the New York / New Jersey area? Thanks.

  13. Posted August 26, 2016 at 9:52 AM | Permalink

    Hello Lisa,

    I’m sorry you missed our all teachers give-away. Unfortunately the next one won’t be until next August. However, you are welcome to shop at SCRAP anytime. Our prices are very low, so you money will go further here than than nearly anywhere else.

    Please follow us on Facebook and/or sign up for our newsletter here, https://vr2.verticalresponse.com/s/websitesignupform14293651163189, to receive timely notices of events and sales.

    Thanks for thinking of SCRAP.

  14. Lisa Rose
    Posted August 26, 2016 at 6:56 AM | Permalink

    I just learned about this. Need!!!! Am teacher in SLUSD. Please tell me how to/what to do to be able to come get stuff. Thx! Lrose@slusd.us

  15. Posted August 16, 2016 at 11:27 AM | Permalink

    And after this sale, join us at SCRAP for the FREE Teachers’ Give-Away, 10 AM to 4 PM August 20. Open to ALL Bay Area Teachers.

  16. KO
    Posted August 16, 2016 at 9:40 AM | Permalink

    Lost storage for Fix-it/Make-it kids workshop. waste nit want not!
    Help share the news.. forward or post to art/maker/teachers/youngmakers

    Fix-it /Make-it garage sale! AUGUST 20, 2016 9am-noon
    Making is easier when you have got stuff to make with!
    Keyboards – with lesson guidelines!
    Magnets – with instruction on how to teach simple motors!
    Small motors mined from electronics by students who never had a chance to build with them.
    Gadgets TO-BE-FIXED…. Fixing is the beginning of making or “hacking”, another word for “repurposing” [keep it out of landfill].
    Madras shirts- Tinker in style, Engineers’ style.
    AND reference materials for International Baccalaurate in Art or other ART ED
    ALSO— Extremely Local HONEY – $14.00 a pound [254 grams]
    And seeds for Bee-friendly flowers next spring and CARBON–SOIL Sequestration [More science!]
    AUGUST 20, 2016 776 65th St. OAKLAND[near Ashby BART, Shattuck & Alcatraz]
    KO visualeyesyoungmakers@gmail.com 510-652-2499

  17. Posted August 11, 2016 at 7:13 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for contacting us. We do not buy anything, and we are unable to accept building supplies. Urban Ore or Ohmega Salvage in Berkeley may be interested. Building REsources in SF may accept this material, but i don’t believe they will buy it. However, if you donate to a nonprofit, you can deduct the value as a charitable donation.

    thanks for thinking of SCRAP.

  18. Bobbie
    Posted August 11, 2016 at 6:52 PM | Permalink

    We are demo’ing 3 carports in San Anselmo and would like to sell fourteen 21′ douglas fir beams and 30 telephone type poles. If you would send me your email address I can send pics! Thank you! Bobbie 415.609.0955

  19. Posted August 4, 2016 at 11:18 PM | Permalink

    We appreciate your donations, as we are a community-serving nonprofit.

    Our list of acceptable donations is here: http://www.scrap-sf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DonationGuide.pdf

    We accept donations at SCRAP Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM.

    Thanks for thinking of SCRAP.

  20. Posted August 4, 2016 at 9:57 PM | Permalink

    We really need to start donating to you guys. Also we donate our
    “junk” free of charge if there is anything we can donate to the community.

  21. Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:07 PM | Permalink

    Hi tom,

    Yes, we’d love to get those foam core bits from you. thanks for thinking of us again.

    We accept donations Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM. Or, call 415 647-1746 to arrange a free pickup.

  22. Tom
    Posted August 4, 2016 at 4:55 PM | Permalink

    We used to donate foam core scraps to you in the past.Is this something you might want now?

  23. Website Administrator
    Posted June 29, 2016 at 11:29 PM | Permalink

    Yes, we would appreciate receiving these samples.

    Our donation hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4, or you may call 415 647-1746 to arrange for a pickup, free within 10 mile (plus bridge tolls, if appropriate.

    Thanks for thinking of SCRAP.

  24. Posted June 24, 2016 at 11:12 PM | Permalink

    Hello Meghan,

    I’m not sure what sort of glass you are looking for. Please call 4154 647-1746 or email Jake at scrap-sf dot org to discuss your requirements. We’ll probably have what you need.

    Thanks for Thinking of SCRAP.

  25. Meghan
    Posted June 24, 2016 at 11:06 PM | Permalink


    I work for a non profit summer program for elementary students. I’m on the hunt for glassware for glass painting. Do you carry any? I would need at least 54 pieces.