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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:

Th-Sun 12-6pm

Donation Hours: Th & Sat 12-3pm

Check Current Accepted Donations list and the website for donation hours first. Non-profit. Materials are for REUSE, not recycling. Do not leave materials during non-drop-off hours. Pick-up service may be available for large quantities in Alameda County - email donations@creativereuse.org to arrange a pick up. Learn about Green Collaborator Memberships for pre-K-12 teachers.

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, yarn, fabric scraps under 1yd, sewing materials, patterns & notions
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Audio & Visual Equipment - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Balloons Unused, non-mylar balloons
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Berry Baskets - Woven Plastic Clean, intact
  • 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 - Working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
CD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working May be accepted. Check first.
  • 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 Check if accepting due to space.
  • 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 (Food & Beverage) - Non-CRV For smaller jars, preferably with lid. Very large spirits bottles w/o handles or label printed on glass to be made into lamps with partner organization. See Current Accepted Mat for details.
  • 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 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
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 & Photo Paper
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Plant Pots - Ceramic Clean, no cracks or chips
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Plant Pots - Ceramic Clean, dry, and empty
  • 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
Reusable Bags Clean, good condition fabric/woven. Not plastic/paper grocery bags.
  • 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
Tape Rolls of tape that still have use/life. From clear to masking to washi.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Tennis Balls
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Tools & Accessories - Garden - Working tools, pots, lawn d├ęcor. No large shovels
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Tools & Accessories - Hand - 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
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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