>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