whose mission is to promote creativity and sustainability
by providing inexpensive recycled materials
and teaching eco-friendly ways to recycle.
Since 1985 The Scrap Box has been collecting an ever-changing warehouse full of unique recycled materials and making them available at affordable prices to our community. These materials come from manufacturers and businesses which would otherwise end up in landfills. Remnants, samples, seconds, overruns, and excess inventory are all good sources for these scraps. This “good junk” can be recycled into useful materials for art classes, learning games, science experiments, crafts, and do-it-yourself home repair jobs.
It’s a win-win situation: factories have lower dumpster costs and teachers have unique, low-cost materials. We believe that creativity happens when children and adults are able to create with materials that have no preconceived ideas about how they must be used, with no one right answer to use them.