WE ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN SMELLY FABRIC!
We greatly appreciate your help in not bringing smelly (mold, mothball, smoke, etc) fabric. It causes a lot of issues for us. It makes other fabric smell bad and we have to throw it away in the dumpster.
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE SMELLY OR DIRTY FABRIC
WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION
IT TAKES A VILLAGE :)
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.
All donations are subject to the discretion of our onsite staff. Even if you received approval for a donation via email, our onsite intake staff has the right to reject the donation (e.g unusable condition, messiness, etc)
No drop and runs!
Always check-in your donation with our onsite intake staff. Please be patient if they are not available right away. Do not leave your donation without checking in. Any "drop and run" donations will be immediately tossed in our dumpster.
Keep it nice and neat!
Donations should be organized with similar items grouped together. Messy donations will be rejected.
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.
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!
If your donations is more than 2 boxes, please send an email with a list of items email@example.com to make an appointment. We strongly recommend sending pictures of your items, so we can expedite your request.
Pick up Options
** WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO OFFER PICKS-UPS AS OUR VEHICLE WAS RECENTLY STOLEN. WE DON'T EXPECT TO HAVE A VEHICLE DURING AUGUST 2023. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES OR EMAIL DONATE@SCRAP-SF.ORG**
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our driver will reach out to you.
- National Geographics
- Art Books
- Paper of all kinds
- Colored Pencils
- Pens (especially artist pens)
- Glue Sticks
- White Glue
- Fabric of all kinds (Must be clean, free of smells, and 1 YD X 1YD)
- Oil Paint
- Acrylic Paint
- Fabric Paint
- Craft Paint
- Painting Mediums
- Plaster/ Marble Dust
- Screen Printing inks
- String and Chord
- Jewelry and Jewelry Parts
- Foam core
- Paper Grocery Bags
- Gardening Pots
- Small Tiles (under 1 in x 1 in )
- Rubber Stamps
- Greeting Cards
- Office Supplies
- Matte Board
- Metal Tins
- Mason Jars
- Ceramic Tiles
- Acrylic sheets
- Plexiglass sheets
Note: For safety, all liquids and powders must be labeled and properly sealed.
High Value Donations
Do you have higher value items, but thought they were too fancy for SCRAP? We'll take them!
Sterling silver dinnerware
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 email@example.com
NO Smelly Items
NO Dirty, Wet or Leaking items
NO Hole Punchers *Temporary
NO Staplers * Temporary
NO Architectural Samples * Temporary. We will start accepting more once we clear our back stock.
NO China Glass
NO Photographic Equipment
NO Books (unless art related)
NO Items with Plugs
NO Hanging File Folders
NO Unidentified Powders and Liquids
NO Electronic Appliances
NO Housewear Items (dishes, glasses, kitchen items)
NO Bedding ( sheets, pillows, blankets, tablecloths)
NO Plastic or metal desk organizers/trays
NO Food Containers or Jars (pickle jars, mayonnaise jars, etc)
NO Used candles
NO Tiles over 1 in. x 1 in.
NO Plastic (tupperware of any size, cups, random items)
NO Clothes Hangers
NO Slide Projects/Carousels
NO Shreds of fabric under 1YD X 1YD
NO Stuffed Animals
NO Large Toys
NO Magazines - Except for National Geographic
NO Vinyl Records
NO Board Games
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.
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
RecycleWhere.org for additional ideas