East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

    4695 Telegraph Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94609
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    (510) 547-6470

    Pickup: Call (510) 547-6535 for donation pick-up information.

    Drop-off: Call first to verify acceptance. All items should be neatly bagged or boxed prior to dropoff.

    General Info: Hours change in summer and in winter. Summer: M-F 11-6, Sa-Su 10-5. Winter: M-F 11-5, Sa-Su 10-5. Call to verify their hours. This non-profit works with teachers and artists. Will accept many art and educational supplies for reuse, see below for details. Will not accept computers/electronics, clothing or paint. Call to assure acceptance.

    Re-sells the supplies at the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse Annex store (510-923-1531). Depot Annex open M-Su 11-4.

    Hours: 11am-6pm daily

    E-mail: eastbaydepot@hotmail.com

    Website: http://www.creativereuse.org

    Materials Recycled and/or Reused:
    Glass
    This vendor handles:

  • Glass Bottles: Non-CRV (Bottles and jars.)
  • Paper
    This vendor handles:

  • Envelopes - Reuse (Envelopes and folders.)
  • Newspaper
  • Paper: Mixed
  • Paper: White
  • Plastic
    This vendor handles:

  • CD / Jewel Cases: #6 PS-GPPS
  • Diskettes - Computer
  • Reuse
    This vendor handles:

  • Art Supplies & Materials - Reuse
  • Audio Tapes - Reuse (Audio tapes and records.)
  • Beads - Reuse
  • Books - Reuse (No textbooks.)
  • Buttons - Reuse
  • Candle Wax - Reuse
  • CDs / DVDs / Laser Disks - Reuse
  • Ceramic Tiles - Reuse
  • Chemistry Equipment - Reuse
  • Clothing Scraps / Remnants - Reuse (Call to verify acceptance)
  • Eyeglasses - Reuse
  • Fabric - Reuse (No clothing or bedding.)
  • Furniture - Reuse (No upholstered furniture, only small solid wood or wrought iron furniture.)
  • Greeting Cards - Reuse
  • Magazines - Reuse (Educational- National Geographic, Life etc. No consumer/ popular magazines)
  • Maps - Reuse
  • Office Furniture / Equipment- Reuse (Small office supplies only (staplers, sizzers, tape, tape dispensers, etc.). No computers, printers, copiers, etc.)
  • School / Office Supplies - Reuse
  • Textiles / Fabric - Reuse (No clothing or bedding.)
  • Tools - Reuse
  • Toys / Games - Reuse (Games and puzzles.)
  • Video Tapes - Reuse
  • Zippers - Reuse


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