Items We Accept

Materials we generally accept

For a list of items we never accept, go here.

Please note that as of October 2, 2014 we are temporarily not accepting items that are crossed out and in need of items in bold. Thanks!

Paper

Copy paper, cardstock, letterhead, art paper and pads, construction paper, small rolls of paper, large rolls of paper, poster board, paper sample books, select art books, blueprints, sturdy cardboard tubes.

Fabric and Notions

Fabric (yardage only – 1/2 yard minimum), zippers, buttons, beads, jewelry pieces, thread, sewing needles, sewing pins, sewing tools, sewing patterns, ribbon, Velcro, leather, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, wool scraps, sweater scraps, felt.

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, grout.

Craft Supplies

Pipe cleaners, craft foam, bike tire tubes, feathers, glitter, doll supplies, marbles, game and puzzle pieces, silk flowers, wine corks (plastic and cork), pinback buttons, candle wax, straws, shells, pinecones, trophies.

Collage & Scrapbooking

Stickers, scrapbook paper, embellishments, punches, rubber stamps, stamp pads, playing cards, maps, calendars, select magazines (see list below), postage stamps, photographs, postcards.

Gift Wrap & Party Supplies

Wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, raffia & easter grass, greeting cards & envelopes, party decorations, ribbon and bows, Mylar balloons, holiday gift wrap (non-xmas) & party supplies.

Mat Board, Framing, Sign Making

Mat board, foam core, frames, acrylic, Plexiglas, corrugated plastic, sign board, adhesive vinyl, photo albums.

Architecture/Design

Carpet samples (12″x12″ or larger), Formica samples, wallpaper, tile (colorful – 4″x4″ max), paint chip samples, upholstery books, upholstery swatches (6″x6″ or larger), contact paper.

Office Supplies

Pens, pencils, erasers, scissors, hole punches, staplers, staples, staple removers, tape dispensers, tape, file folders (manila, pocket and hanging), tab dividers, transparencies, rubber bands, paperclips, envelopes, labels, binders (no logos), plastic/metal organizers, spiral note pads, small notepads clipboards.

Containers

Small jars with lids, tins, jewelry boxes, small cardboard boxes, shopping bags, prescription bottles (no labels), plastic crates, cigar boxes, coffee tins, Rubbermaid type bins, buckets, small tubes, small plastic containers, bubble wrap, burlap sacks.

Media/Tech

CDs, CD cases, cassettes, cassette tape cases, records, film canisters, slides, slide carousels, floppy disks, telephone wire, coated wire, motherboards, photography equipment, overhead projectors, slide projectors.

Metal

Bottle caps, metal jar libs, tins, ornate metal fixtures (hooks, doorknobs, etc.), uncoated wire, screws, nails, keys, tools.

Plastic

Bottle caps, miscellaneous colorful bits, old gift cards/key cards, straws, plastic produce netting, spools.

Wood

Small blocks and boards, sheets of cork, craft wood, spools, dowels, stretcher bars, Popsicle sticks.

Vintage

Photos, paper ephemera, small bits, jewelry, linens, postcards, greeting cards, notions, magazines, sewing patterns, craft.

Holiday

Currently NOT accepting Christmas items. Wrapping paper, cards,unfinished/unused holiday-themed craft materials.

Types of magazines we accept:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Home and garden
  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Pop culture
  • National Geographic
  • Vintage (1979 and earlier)