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I have not noticed anyone mentioning a recyling center like we have here in
Berkeley. The East Bay Depot was started as a way for teachers to share
recycled "stuff" for art and classroom projects. Through the support of the
Alameda County Waste Management Program, it has grown into the best place
to get cheap,recycled materials, and to drop off unwanted "stuff" for
others to use. They also sell gift packs of "stuff", do in-service training
for teachers on using recycled materials, hold classes for kids, and
sponsor a "Trash to Treasurers" art competion.
What it really is is a warehouse of egg cartons, plastic trays, maps,
posters, papers, fabric, tile, wood, discarded material from light industry
(plastic containers, styrofoam, educational materials, zippers, you name
it). Heaven for packrat art teahcers! Great ideas and new stuff at every
visit! I really think every community should have one.
DOes anyone else have a place like this? How's it staffed/funded?