We got our start thanks to the original SCRAP, started in Portland, OR in 1998 by teachers who couldn't bear to throw away good art supplies from the school year. Not only have they been going strong ever since, but they now sponsor us, SCRAP TC in Traverse City, MI; SCRAP Denton, in Denton, TX; SCRAP Humboldt, in Humboldt, CA; and most recently, SCRAP NOLA, in New Orleans, LA. We hope the next will be a very close neighbor, in Maryland -- e-mail Karen to join the fun!
Looking for comprehensive lists of reuse groups? Click here for a very handy grid. In Montgomery County, MD, there's the "Use It Again" Database and now My Green Montgomery. The Reuse Alliance is building a community to revolutionize the way we look at wast. Please refer us to other such links and we'll list them here.
Want another SCRAP DC? For creative reuse centers all over the world, there's this awesome directory.
If you're closer to Alexandria, VA than to us, why not work with UpCycle Creative Reuse?
Here are two more reuse sites that get pretty specific: if you're wondering what to do with a spare wedding dress, click on over to Donate My Wedding Dress, where they've got a collection of links letting you decide exactly who gets the donation. Then there's the National Odd Shoe Exchange, because some folks only need a single shoe. The Odd Shoe registry may have something available, and they'll certainly accept surplus footwear (which means new, never-worn and undamaged items) to pass along. Bikes for the World is the nation's largest bicycle reuse non-profit. They reuse bikes, spare parts and accessories, portable sewing machines and simple box and hex wrenches for working on bikes.
We are the nation\'s largest largest bicycle reuse non-profit and headquartered right here in the Washington DC Metro region. We reuse bikes, spare parts & accessories, portable sewing machines, and simple box and hex wrenches for working on bikes.
Then see these sites for all manner of Do-It-Yourself projects. Learn to salvage items you already have or turn someone else's "trash" into your "treasure:"