What We Collect:
PAPER - Copy paper, cardstock, letterhead, envelopes, art paper and pads, construction paper, scrapbook paper, rolls of paper, poster board, paper sample books, select art books, blueprints, sturdy cardboard tubes, maps. We regret that we cannot accept posters or gift wrap on rolls at this time.
FABRIC AND NOTIONS - Fabric (pieces must have regular edges, and be at least 1 yard, smoke and pet hair free), zippers, buttons, beads, jewelry pieces, thread, sewing supplies, sewing tools, ribbon, Velcro, leather, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, patterns, raw wool, felt. We regret that we cannot accept fabric scraps or pillow covers, bedding, or curtains.
ARTIST SUPPLIES - Most types of paint, brushes, pastels, glue, chalk, ink, carving tools, stencils, transfer letters, crayons, markers, rulers, clay, glue guns, silk screens, canvas (blank and used), easels.
CRAFT SUPPLIES - Pipe cleaners, craft foam, glitter, doll supplies, marbles, game and puzzle pieces, silk flowers, wine corks, buttons, candle wax, straws, plastic bottle caps, and popsicle sticks.
COLLAGE & SCRAPBOOKING - Stickers, scrapbook paper, embellishments, punches, rubber stamps, stamp pads, playing cards, maps, calendars, select magazines, postage stamps, photographs.
GIFT WRAP & PARTY SUPPLIES - Wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue, greeting cards, party decorations, ribbon and bows, mylar balloons.
MAT BOARD, FRAMING, SIGN MAKING - Mat board, foam core, frames, acrylic, corrugated plastic, sign board, adhesive vinyl, photo albums. We regret that we cannot accept Plexiglas at this time.
ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN - Formica samples, wallpaper, tile, paint chip samples, fabric books, upholstery swatches, contact paper. We regret that we cannot accept carpet samples at this time.
OFFICE SUPPLIES - Pens, pencils, erasers, scissors, hole punches, staplers, staples, staple removers, tape dispensers, tape, file folders (manila, pocket and hanging), transparencies, rubber bands, paperclips, envelopes, labels, binders (no logos), organizers, note pads, clipboards.
CONTAINERS - Small glass jars (baby food), tins, small cardboard boxes, shopping bags, prescription bottles (no labels), plastic crates, cigar boxes, Rubbermaid type bins, buckets, small plastic containers (no food containers), bubble wrap.
MEDIA/TECH - CDs, cassettes, records, media cases, film canisters, slides, floppy disks, telephone wire, coated wire, motherboards, photography equipment, overhead projectors, slide projectors.
METAL - Bottle caps, tins, metal fixtures (hooks, doorknobs, etc.), uncoated wire, screws, nails, keys.
WOOD - Small blocks and boards (untreated), sheets of cork, craft wood, spools, dowels, stretcher bars, popsicle sticks.
PLASTIC - Lids & caps (clean), animal figurines, school manipulatives, bins & containers. We regret that we cannot accept any other plastic toys.
JEWELRY - necklaces (chains, beaded, mardi gras beads, shell), bracelets, earrings, rings, pins, watches, loose beads, jewelry findings.
A Note to Donors:
Where Do I Take Other Items?
Batteries, house and spray paint, pesticides, motor oil:
Building materials, appliances, home improvement items:
Clothing & Jewelry:
Toiletries, towels, blankets, twin sheet sets:
Pet related items and towels, blankets, and bath mats:
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center - 1605 Cameron Street - Alexandria, Virginia - 22314 | 703-861-8705