Donate

SCRAP accepts donations of clean, reusable materials Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Save on disposal costs, contribute to the community, and help SCRAP divert over 250 tons of materials “too good to throw away” from landfills every year. Because of your donations, SCRAP is able to supply useful materials to school teachers, nonprofits, parents, artists and others.

Click below for a detailed list of items SCRAP accepts.


Examples of materials SCRAP accepts are:

  • Art supplies (markers, paints, brushes, stamps, canvas, papers)
  • Paper (leftover letterhead, trimmed edges, mat board, foam core, fancy boxes)
  • Textiles (fabric, yarn, samples, leather, millends, patterns)
  • Signage and promotional items (used banners, foam core, flags, products)
  • Buttons, beads, wire and notions
  • Natural materials (feathers, pinecones, candles, wax)
  • Architectural & interior samples (NO glued or riveted sample books)
  • Teaching materials and toys (No text books – contact RecycleTextbooks.org)
  • Surplus, off-cuts, defects, remnants from manufacturing
  • Lab glass and plastics

Due to space constraints, at times we may not be able to take certain items even though they appear on the list. Please call ahead if you have any questions regarding your donation. SCRAP reserves the right to refuse donations even if they have been approved unseen via the phone or email. If we can’t take your donation we will do our best to refer to you to a source that can.

We also need your financial support

Donate right now through Paypal by clicking above. You can also donate by visiting Amazon Smile and designating SCRAP as your preferred charity. And of course, we welcome you in person at SCRAP (801 Toland St., enter on Newcomb) or by mailing a check to: 834 Toland St, San Francisco, CA 94124

You can support SCRAP when you shop at Amazon. Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com and chose SCRAP as your designated charity. There is no cost to you, and Amazon gives SCRAP .5% of your purchase amount.

Your tax-deductible donations support our great programs:

  • Low-cost creative reuse workshops
  • School field trips
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Free community outreach and educational events
  • Workforce development programs for developmentally disabled persons

Your support is vital to help SCRAP build and sustain our role in the community. Donations are tax-deductible. Thank YOU for your support!

How to Donate Material

Your donation of clean, organized reusable materials is greatly appreciated.

For donations, if you are in San Francisco, you can schedule a FREE pick-up. There is a minimum quantity for free pickups.

We appreciate your voluntary donation of $15 for homes and $45 for businesses to cover the cost of pick ups.

Some past donors include:

  • Adaptive Path
  • Amnesty International
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Banana Republic
  • Dreamfish Creative
  • Emiko O Reware
  • Emporio Armani
  • Flax Art & Design
  • Franciscan Interiors
  • Great Overland Book Co.
  • Huntsman Architects
  • Jay Adams Design
  • Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Oberon Design
  • Rainbow Grocery General Store
  • Restoration Hardware
  • E. Lankford & Co.
  • Sterling Art Services
  • The Hilton, San Francisco
  • Turning Heads Design
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • World Pension Forum

INDIVIDUALS
Cleaning out your closets, workspace, or kids rooms? Just threw a party? Accumulating too many projects that you’ll get around to someday? SCRAP can take those leftover materials that seem “too good to throw away,” but that you no longer need.

BUSINESSES
Do you have remnants, damaged items, mill-ends, blanks or off-cuts that might be re-purposed? Holding on to outdated letterhead, display, packaging, signage, or promotional items? Cleaning out your warehouse or material library? Save money on disposal costs and get a tax-deduction for your material donations. SCRAP can take clean and usable materials that might otherwise be thrown-away.

Want to spread the ethos of REUSE at your office? Organize a SCRAP drive at your office. SCRAP can provide signage, messaging, and free pick-up. Contact Cynthia Foss at SCRAP@scrap-sf.org.

How to donate materials:

  1. Check the detailed list of items we accept. Because of space constraints, we cannot always accept all items. SCRAP reserves the right to refuse donations even if they have been approved unseen via the phone or email. Call us at 415 647-1746 or email us at donate@scrap-sf.org for more information. Donations are accepted at SCRAP 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday, ONLY.
  2. Organize your materials. SCRAP cannot accept dirty or moldy materials. Our staff spends a lot of time sorting – we greatly appreciate labeled and neatly packed boxes.
  3. SCRAP can pick up your donation by appointment. In San Francisco, there no charge for this service. However, we appreciate your voluntary donation of $15 for individuals, $50 for businesses,
    To arrange for a pick-up, please call SCRAP at 415 647-1746 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and speak to our staff. You may also bring your donations in person to SCRAP Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you have any questions regarding your donation you can fill out the form below or call us.
  4. Please be sure your donation is easily accessible. Our drivers are unable to move large items and are not permitted to clean up or organize donations that are not ready when they arrive.
  5. Thank you! SCRAP relies on your generous donations to supply teachers, students and artists year round.
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4 Comments

  1. Posted June 23, 2016 at 7:14 PM | Permalink

    Hi Gretchen,

    We love fabric, but can only accept pieces 12″ x 12″ or larger.

    Thanks for thinking of SCRAP!

  2. Gretchen gold
    Posted June 23, 2016 at 6:08 PM | Permalink

    I have two large bags of fabric remnants, some of them quite large. Can you find them useful?

  3. Posted May 24, 2016 at 4:33 PM | Permalink

    Thank you. Enjoy your new home.

  4. Donna Morgan
    Posted May 24, 2016 at 3:12 AM | Permalink

    I am so pleased to find out about your wonderful service. I am moving after many years in my home and very devoted to the arts, books, crafting and I am so pleased that the things I have remaining will be used and inspire others.

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