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:
NO SMELLY AND/OR DIRTY FABRIC
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.
BRING YOUR DONATION NICE AND NEAT
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Our driver will reach out to you.
- National Geographics
- Paper of all kinds
- Colored Pencils
- Pens (especially artist pens)
- Glue Sticks
- White Glue
- Fabric of all kinds (Please remove needles!)
- 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.
Do you have higher value items, but thought they were too fancy for SCRAP? We'll take them! Examples include:
Original High Value Artwork signed by artists
Vintage or Antique Items unique textiles
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NO Smelly Items
NO Dirty, Wet or Leaking items
NO Greeting Cards * Temporary
NO Architectural Samples * Temporary. We will start accepting more once we clear our back stock.
NO Books* Temporary
NO Items with Plugs
NO Hanging File Folders
NO Hole Punchers
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 18" x 18"
NO Stuffed Animals
NO Large Toys
NO Cameras or Related Equipment
NO Books - except for art + craft.
NO Magazines - Except for National Geographic Vintage (Pre - 1980)
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