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Re: recycle centers

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Louise (
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 08:30:32 -0500

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>In response to the postings about art and recyling;
>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?

Yes, we do in Ann Arbor. It's called The Scrapbox. It's a very popular
place in SE Mich. They've been around for years and have a booth at the
MAEA. I don't know if they have a website

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