RAFT - Resource Area for Teachers

    1355 Ridder Park Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95131
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    (408) 451-1420

    Pickup: Free pick-up

    Drop-off: Call ahead to pre-approve your items

    General Info: Fax: 408-451-1428

    Hours: M-Th 9:30am-5pm, Sa 9:30am-1pm

    E-mail: raft@raft.net

    Website: http://www.raft.net

    Materials Recycled and/or Reused:
    Hazardous Material
    This vendor handles:

  • Paint: Latex (Call for items currently needed)
  • Waxes
  • Metal
    This vendor handles:

  • Aluminum Scrap (Misc. parts or scrap that is clean and usable for creative projects)
  • Wire Scrap
  • Organics
    This vendor handles:

  • Burlap Bags
  • Cotton - Batting
  • Wood Debris: Untreated (Misc. wood scrap that is clean and usable for creative projects.)
  • Paper
    This vendor handles:

  • Catalogues / Magazines
  • Envelopes - Reuse
  • Paper Bags: Grocery / Kraft (For reuse)
  • Paper: Computer (For reuse)
  • Paper: White (For reuse)
  • Paperboard (For reuse.)
  • Plastic
    This vendor handles:

  • #2 HDPE Sheets / Parts (Misc. parts or scrap that is clean and usable for creative projects.)
  • #4 LDPE Parts / Sheets (Misc. parts or scrap that is clean and usable for creative projects.)
  • CD / Jewel Cases: #6 PS-GPPS
  • Diskettes - Computer
  • Foam Padding: Polyurethane (Clean, unused and dry.)
  • Mylar (Clean scrap)
  • Polyfill - Dacron (Clean, unused and dry.)
  • Polyurethane Foam Padding (Clean, unused and dry.)
  • Transparency Film (New or in good condition)
  • Video Tapes - Recycle (New or in usable condition)
  • Yogurt Cups: Wide Mouth Container (Clean and reusable)
  • Reuse
    This vendor handles:

  • #6 PS- Foam Sheets - Reuse
  • Art Supplies & Materials - Reuse
  • Audio Tapes - Reuse
  • Beads - Reuse
  • Books - Reuse
  • Bubble Wrap - Reuse
  • Buttons - Reuse
  • Candle Wax - Reuse
  • CDs / DVDs / Laser Disks - Reuse
  • Computer Monitors: Working - Reuse (2000 models or newer)
  • Computer Peripherals - Reuse
  • Computers - Reuse (2000 models or newer)
  • Copy Machines - Reuse (Call for acceptance)
  • Electronics - Reuse
  • Eyeglasses - Reuse
  • Fabric - Reuse
  • Furniture - Reuse (Small chairs, desk lamps.)
  • Garden Tools - Reuse
  • Greeting Cards - Reuse
  • Hardware - Reuse (Misc. screws, bolts, nuts, etc.)
  • Ink Jet Cartridges (Call for brands and models desired)
  • Magazines - Reuse (Call for details.)
  • Mannequins - Reuse
  • Maps - Reuse
  • Musical Instruments - Reuse
  • Nuts / Bolts / Screws - Reuse
  • Office Furniture / Equipment- Reuse (No large desks, Call for items currently accepted.)
  • Poly-Foam - Reuse (Clean, unused and dry.)
  • Printers / Faxes - Reuse (Call for brands and models desired.)
  • School / Office Supplies - Reuse (new or used)
  • Sewing Machines - Reuse
  • Software Applications - Reuse
  • Sporting Goods - Reuse
  • Styrofoam Sheets: #6 PS - Reuse
  • Televisions: Working (Call for acceptance)
  • Textiles / Fabric - Reuse
  • Toner / Laser Cartridges (Call for brands and models desired)
  • Tools - Reuse
  • Toys / Games - Reuse
  • Typewriters - Reuse
  • VCRs: Working (Call for acceptance)
  • Yarn - Reuse
  • Zippers - Reuse (New or reusable.)
  • Special Materials
    This vendor handles:

  • Carpet (Samples)
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) / Monitors (2000 models or newer)


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If it is not recyclable, please assure that you dispose of material properly through your garbage collection company or a permitted Transfer Station or Landfill.  To report illegal dumping, call 1-800-NO-DUMPING.

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