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East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse - Oakland - 4695 Telegraph Ave.

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East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse

4695 Telegraph Ave. (drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave. between 46th and 47th streets), Oakland, California 94609
(510) 547-6470
Hours:

Daily 11-5
Donation hours: M, F, or Sa 12-2pm
call ahead for pre-approval.

Non-profit. Materials for REUSE, not recycling. Pick-up service is available for large quantities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties - call 510.547.6535 to arrange a pick up. All donations must be cleaned and dried before donating. Label and wrap sharp items. No HHW accepted. Do not leave materials during non-drop-off hours.

For clearing out an entire estate or business ask for their Estate Reuse Services. We assist people who are moving or downsizing to clear the contents of their home. We sort, box, and distribute everything from kitchen ware to clothes. Our goal is to achieve zero waste and we get pretty close. Some items make it into the store, but most go on to our partner organizations.  estatereuse@creativereuse.org Contact for free consultation.

Item Notes Method Destination
Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials see website for details. Canvases, Frames & Artwork, Arts and Crafts Supplies, Artist Paints (no housepaint): acrylic, watercolor, oil, fabric, spray paint, ceramic glazes, craft, and kid friendly paint. Temporarily not accepting - lace, ribbon, knitting supplies, fabric scraps under 1yd, sewing patterns & notions
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Audio & Visual Equipment - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Balloons - Used Unused, non-mylar balloons
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Bicycle - Working good condition only
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Blueprint Paper and maps
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Books - Hard Cover art, coffee table, picture heavy. In good shape with covers, no mildew.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Books - Soft Cover art, coffee table, picture heavy. In good shape with covers, no mildew.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Burlap No scrap pieces, must be in increments of a yard or more, or clean bags
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Camera Film & Slides No slide carousels, projectors or projector screns
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working Okay non-working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Cameras & Camcorders - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
CD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
CD/DVD Jewel Cases
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Christmas Lights - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Clocks & Watches - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Collectibles Antique or vintage items (pre 1990's)
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Corks - Natural Temporarily not accepting
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Egg Cartons - Plastic
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Electronics - Working working string lights, light bulbs, musical instruments, speakers & audio equipment only)
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Envelopes - Paper
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Furniture - Small - Working Wood, metal, or glass. No particle board or MDF (Ikea) No file cabinets Must be smaller than 3'x3'x2'd. Email ahead of time for approval. Okay may be: end tables, nightstands, rockers, framed mirrors, chairs, carts, drawers, bookshelves.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Gift Tissue Paper Full sheets.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV Clean, preferably with lid
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Working In sets of 2 or more. Clean, no logos, chips or cracks
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Greeting Cards - Unused Non promotional cards WITHOUT handwritten messages on the inside.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Hardware & Fasteners Preferably sorted and in containers or baggies
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Holiday & Seasonal Items - Working Holiday items are only accepted within 30 days of holiday. Party supplies - only current to season.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Houseware - Working Clean, no logos, chips or cracks
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Ink Cartridges New or unopened only (not for refilling or recycling). Temporarily not accepting
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Jewelry Including jewelry making accessories
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Jewelry - Non-working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Keys antique or vintage (pre - 1990's)
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Lab Glassware - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Lab Plastics - New/Unused
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Lab Plastics - Used Clean
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Magazines No Economist, New Yorker, or Time, or text-only content. OK: National Geographic, art magazines, or picture heavy.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Mannequins
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Metal Bottle Caps
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Musical Instruments & Gear - Working acoustic/electric, instrument accessories, sheet music
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Paper office, stationary, decorative, posters, poster board, foam core, mat board, photographs, calendars, postcards. All paper.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Paper - Carbon
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Paper Bags Reuse condition
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Photographs
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Plant Pots - Ceramic Clean, dry, and empty
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Plant Pots - Ceramic Clean, no cracks or chips
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Plexiglass
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Polyester Batting/Filling Sealed bags only
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Purses & Backpacks - Working Clean, no mildew
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Records
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Rubber Bands
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
School/Office Supplies - Working No binders, hanging file folders, or plastic desk organizers. Temporarily not accepting - poster board, foam core, mat board, scrap books supplies, posters, greeting cards, school supplies, stationary, office supplies, teaching supplies
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Sewing Machine - Working Portable, not in cabinet or furniture. Sewing notions and patterns, too. Temporarily not accepting.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Strawberry Baskets - Plastic Clean, intact
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Tennis Balls - Non-working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Tools & Accessories - Garden - Working tools, pots, lawn décor. No large shovels
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Tools & Accessories - Hand - Working remove any dead batteries
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Tools & Accessories - Power - Working remove any dead batteries
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Toys & Games - Working Small, preferably not plastic. Temporarily not accepting.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Typewriters - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Working CD & DVD players only
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Water Bottles - Reusable Clean, with lid
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Wrapping Paper - Metallic Seasonal only. Accepted 30 days prior to holiday. Temporarily not accepting.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic Seasonal only. Accepted 30 days prior to holiday. Temporarily not accepting.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
X-Ray Film Remove all personal information on the film
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse

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