SCRAP collects quality, clean, reusable materials such as fabric, paper, pens and pencils, arts and crafts supplies, wood, office supplies, 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.
Scrap was founded to help teachers, and that is still the bedrock of our work. We always have a variety of materials at the Depot that can inspire your next classroom projects, and we always have a large selection of free materials for teachers.
Every year, in august, we offer all a Free Teachers’ Give-Away, called Hats Off to Teachers, for all Bay Area teachers. During the school year, we provide SFUSD Teachers with free materials on the first Saturday of the month from September to May. (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 may choose from a wide selection of free materials for use in their classrooms.
In addition SCRAP provides free and low-cost field trips and workshops for children of all ages. We provide free teachers’ guides for classroom activities and creative reuse projects. We also offer periodic workshops for teachers to help them find new ideas and projects to take the concepts of creative reuse back to their classrooms.
SCRAP’s Creative Reuse Depot is located in a warehouse generously provided to us by the San Francisco Unified School District, in the Bayview district of San Francisco.
Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Donations are accepted ONLY Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Our material donors include individuals, businesses large and small, universities, government agencies, religious organizations, nonprofit community organizations, and people like you.
Anyone can donate. No donation is too small. Check here for information on how to donate and what SCRAP accepts.
If you need more information on donating materials to SCRAP, call 415 647-1746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to accept your donation of clean, reusable materials that can be used in classrooms or art projects. Our extensive Donations Guide will help you understand if we can take your items.
We are unable to accept furniture, appliances, electronics, most clothing, or any flammable or hazardous material.
If you have materials we are unable to accept, we will do our best to help you find another nonprofit organization that can accept what you need to dispose of.
Of course, as a nonprofit organization, SCRAP always can use, and greatly appreciates, your tax-deductible monetary gift. To make a cash donation, click here.
Donations may be dropped off at the Depot from 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday.
For large donations (six or more boxes), SCRAP offers a free pick-up service within 10 miles of our Depot. Please note that we can go farther, but must charge a distance-related fee. We also charge a fee to cross a toll bridge.
If you can, we suggest a voluntary donation of for $10 for individuals and $50 for businesses when we make a pickup.
Yes, usually. SCRAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We provide a donation receipt for your goods or financial gift. Check with your tax preparer to determine your eligibility to deduct the value of your donation.
Dot and Boots, sister and brother, and were born at SCRAP several years ago. Unfortunately, they are no longer with us.