Materials We Accept

Materials We Accept

Donated Materials and Items We Accept

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Donations are accepted during retail hours; no appointment is needed. Please review our list of materials that we accept or are not accepting at this time. If you have questions about your donated items or your items are not on the list, please contact the store.

All recyclables MUST be clean and sorted before donating. Please do not donate any items that require cleaning, or are contaminated with bugs, spider webs or rodent droppings.

Business Scraps

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Reduce waste and recycling costs by donating manufacturing seconds, overruns, by-product materials, and office supplies.

Manufacturing seconds
Tape (partial roll, ok)

By-product materials
Paper Clips
Manufacturing by-products

Full tissue boxes
Left over party goods
Hole punchers

Home Scraps

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This is a suggested list of items that we accept for donation. Be creative! Items might be accepted if not on the list below. If you are unsure if we accept it, please email us a list or pictures before bringing to Scraps.

Natural Corks
Extra party goods
Wire bag twists (unused)
School supplies
Fast food meal toys
Junk drawer items
File folders
Fabric (6″ or larger)
Sewing items
Knitting needles
Paint canvasses
Small wood craft items

Embroidery floss
Magnets (broken, ok)
Tape (partial, ok)
Games (missing pieces, ok)
Soda pop tops
Colorful bottle caps, milk lid or smaller
Nuts, bolts, metal hardware
Mason jars
Left over art supplies
Tissue paper
Wrapping paper
Clothes pins

Plastic skirt hangers
Stickers, partial sheets okay
Crayons, not broken
Goody bag toys
Sheet music
Baby food containers
Zipper baggies
Tongue depressors
Florist beads/marbles
Stamp pads
Playing cards
Craft stash
Small plastic action figures & animals

School Supplies

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Whether used for our Adopt a Class program or creatively transformed in our make and take space, you can be sure your items will be sustainably used.

Paper (unused)
Glue bottles (partially full, too!)
Glue sticks

Gently used school supplies
Crayons, not broken
Colorful bottle caps
Gift bags
Note pads
Paint brushes

Full tissue boxes
Left over party goods
Gently used classroom decor
Ziploc bags
Hand sanitizer

Items We Are Not Accepting

Due to the large volume of donations we receive weekly, we are unable to accept the following materials at this time. If the following items are in your donation, we kindly ask that you to find another home for them to conserve our dumpster and recycle bin space as well as our staff’s time sorting through materials. We appreciate your understanding.

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Tiles larger than 3″x3″
Office paper trays
Food packages
Toilet paper rolls

Fronts of greeting cards
Clothing, unless for homeless
Large toys
Used sheets and draperies
Medicine bottles
Hanging file folders

Packing peanuts, we accept biodegradable peanuts
Lids larger than a milk lid
Packing paper
Boxes with insects/animal droppings

Design Center Machines & Items

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We would like to equip our Design Center with a library of machines. If you have equipment to donate or would like to make a monetary donation toward our Design Center, please contact us.

Grommet tool

Cutting mats
Rotary cutters and blades

Jewelry tool kit
Soldering gun

Homeless Care Supplies

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The homeless and hopeless throughout the metro area are always in need of dignity and survival items, including homeless workers at Scraps KC.

New Only
Packages of athletic socks
Hand and toe warmers
Hand Sanitizer
Flashlight batteries

New or Gently Used
Blankets/sleeping bags
Large durable backpacks
Jeans and Sweatpants
Hoodies and Sweatshirts
Long sleeved shirts

Bus Passes & Gift Cards
Daily ($3) or monthly ($50) bus passes
$10 gift cards to Quizno’s, Pizza Hut or Jimmy Johns

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