The Scrap Exchange accepts drop-off donations 11:00am-7:00pm seven days/week.
We are located at 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707. Here is the Google map to our store.
Call us at 919-688-6960 or email us at collections[at]scrapexchange.org for more information about our collections program. If you have questions about a specific donation you may also fill out this form.
We are always accepting the following items:
Reams or partial reams of printer paper, cardstock, letterhead, construction paper, art paper, small rolls of paper, large rolls of paper, poster board, paper sample books, blueprints, handmade paper.
FABRIC AND NOTIONS
Fabric (yardage only – 1/2 yard minimum), zippers, buttons, beads, costume jewelry, jewelry pieces, thread, sewing needles, sewing pins, sewing tools, sewing patterns, quilt patterns, ribbon, trim, Velcro, leather, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery hoops, wool scraps, felt.
Most types of paint, brushes, pastels, glue guns, glue, chalk, ink, carving tools, stencils, transfer letters, crayons, markers, pens, pencils, rulers, clay, silk screens, canvas (blank and used), easels.
Pipe cleaners, craft foam, feathers, glitter, sequins, doll supplies, marbles, game and puzzle pieces, silk flowers, corks, pinback buttons, candles, wax, straws, shells,
pinecones, trophies, craft wood, stretcher bars, popsicle sticks.
COLLAGE & SCRAPBOOKING
Stickers, scrapbook paper, embellishments, punches, rubber stamps, stamp pads, die cuts, maps, calendars, select magazines (see list below), postage stamps, photographs, postcards.
BOOKS AND MAGAZINES
Craft books, vintage magazines, vintage books, National geographic Magazines, Art Magazines
GIFT WRAP & PARTY SUPPLIES
Wrapping paper on rolls, unused flat folds of wrapping paper, unused or gently used gift bags, tissue paper, raffia & Easter grass, greeting cards & envelopes, party decorations, ribbon and bows, party supplies.
MAT BOARD, FRAMING, SIGN MAKING
Mat board, foam core, picture frames, acrylic, Plexiglas, corrugated plastic, sign board, adhesive vinyl
Carpet samples (not glued into books), Formica samples, wallpaper samples, wallpaper books, tile (colorful – 4″x4″ max), paint chip samples, upholstery books, upholstery swatches (8″x8″ or larger), contact paper.
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, plastic/metal organizers, note pads, clipboards.
Clean baby food jars with lids, baskets, mason jars, decorative tins, jewelry boxes, prescription bottles (no labels), plastic crates, cigar boxes, clean coffee tins, clean oatmeal containers, plastic storage totes with lids, buckets, burlap sacks, vases, wooden crates, plastic stackable drawers, shopping bags, tote bags.
Bubble wrap, packing peanuts, packing paper, packing foam, air bags, moving boxes, shipping tubes
CDs, CD cases, cassettes, cassette tape cases,
VHS, VHS cases, records, film canisters, slides, slide carousels, floppy disks, telephone wire, coated wire, motherboards, photography equipment, overhead projectors, slide projectors, cameras, telephones, remote controls.
Bike parts, bicycle tire tubes, yard and garden tools, hand tools, power tools, ornate metal fixtures (hooks, doorknobs, etc.), gears, wheels, clocks, uncoated wire, screws, nails, keys, tools, wooden dowels, small pieces of wood, rope.
Colorful bottle caps, corks, rubber bands, clementine boxes, plastic produce netting, mason jars, clean baby food jars
Photos, paper ephemera, jewelry, fine china, linens, postcards, magazines, sewing patterns, tools, luggage, trunks, antiques, typewriters, adding machines, cameras, film reels, trinkets, toys, books
Christmas lights, decorations
Donate Industrial Materials
The Scrap Exchange works to reduce industrial waste through creative reuse.
As much as 70% of materials trucked to municipal landfills come from business and industry. By diverting this waste to people who can use it in education, art, and recreation, local businesses can reduce the waste stream and also help enrich education and the arts.
Donors receive a tax letter recognizing the fair market value of their donation along with the positive benefit of giving back to the community.
We collect materials from over 250 businesses within a 100-mile radius of Durham, sending a van out on a regular schedule to collect materials that are left over from production processes or business operations. We collect clean, safe, reusable industrial discards as well as new, finished products that are no longer needed by businesses.
Call us at 919-688-6960 or email us at collections[at]scrapexchange.org for more information about our Collections program. You may also fill out this form.