Donation Guidelines


We greatly appreciate our community's material donations. They make our  our mission possible. We have a small staff to sort and process a huge amount of daily donations. We would greatly appreciate your cooperation in observing the following guidelines:

We are super back-stocked with fabric. Please make sure that the fabric you donate is clean, odor-free, and at least 1 yd x 1 yd. Dirty and/or smelly fabric ends up in our dumpster, costing us time and money. 


Bringing in things organized is extremely necessary :) Please sort like items together. Please do not bring in tangled items or jumbled bags of miscellaneous items.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation! It bring smiles to your all favorite hard-working scrappers at the intake: Terril, Jake, William, Robert, Sawyer, Dalia, Azu, Margarita. 

Thank you!


We have a very small staff to process a very large volume of donations. We greatly appreciate that you review our guidelines prior to dropping off donations. 

How to Donate

We accept donations Tuesday to Saturday, 10 AM - 3 PM. We are located at 2150 Newcomb Ave, San Francisco, California. Generally, there is parking available. Before bringing your items to the store, please take a look at our Welcome Donations and Unacceptable Donations below.

Small Donations
If you have a small donation of 1 - 2 bags or boxes, you can drop off without an appointment. Donations should be clean and organized. Sort like items together. We appreciate your cooperation!

Large Donations
If your donations is more than 2 boxes, please send an email with a list of items to make an appointment. We strongly recommend sending pictures of your items, so we can expedite your request.

Pick up Options
Pick-up is available within San Francisco for free. For pick-ups outside of San Francisco, we do charge a pick-up fee depending on distance. In order to schedule a pick up, you must have at least 6 banker's boxes. You can schedule a pick up by calling 415.647.1746 or emailing Our driver will reach out to you.

Welcome Donations

  • National Geographics
  • Paper of all kinds
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Pens (especially artist pens)
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Glue Sticks
  • White Glue
  • Tape
  • Fabric of all kinds (Please remove needles!)
  • Cotton
  • Leather
  • Upholstery
  • Notions
  • Yarn
  • Oil Paint 
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Fabric Paint
  • Craft Paint
  • Pigments
  • Painting Mediums
  • Watercolor
  • Frames
  • Brushes
  • Canvas
  • Clay
  • Plaster/ Marble Dust
  • Screen Printing inks
  • String and Chord
  • Jewelry and Jewelry Parts
  • Flowers
  • Foam core
  • Vinyl
  • Paper Grocery Bags
  • Gardening Pots
  • Small Tiles (under 1 in x 1 in )

  • Rubber Stamps
  • Greeting Cards
  • Stationery
  • Office Supplies
  • Sketchbooks
  • Matte Board
  • Metal Tins
  • Boxes
  • Mason Jars
  • Ceramic Tiles 
  • Toys
  • Acrylic sheets
  • Plexiglass sheets

Note: For safety, all liquids and powders must be labeled and properly sealed. 


Do you have higher value items, but thought they were too fancy for SCRAP? We'll take them! Examples include: 

When we receive higher value donations, we have dedicated channels to handle these items. We work with auction houses and online sales channels. Such donations are valuable sources of revenue that support our staff's wages and operational costs. If you have such items, please email

Unacceptable Donations

Most of the above items cannot be recycled and cost SCRAP money to dispose of. Please help us by respecting our list – thanks! If we can’t take your donation we will do our best to refer to you to an organization that can. 

Recycling Alternatives

In the event we are unable to accept all of your items, here are some other options for donating the items you'd like to recycle:

Community Thrift 623 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA, 94110

Building Resources  701 Amador St, San Francisco, CA, 94061

Goodwill SF, 121 Wisconsin St, San Francisco, CA, 94107

Salvation Army, 1501 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA, 94110 for additional ideas