ABOUT

The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse (PCCR) promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse.

We achieve our mission through strategic initiatives including our SHOP where artists, teachers and everyone else can get the materials they need for their creative projects, and through our hands-on creative PROGRAMS, both at our Center and around the community.

If you’re looking for affordable art and craft supplies, fabric, yarn, sewing notions, office supplies, paper, business and industrial discards and surplus, or vintage curiosities to incorporate into your creative project, you’ll love our shop.  We’re open every day from 11 am to 6 pm! We’d love to meet you.

Visit our Facebook page for up-to-date photos of materials in our shop and project ideas. (You don’t have to be “on” Facebook to see our stuff.)

If you are planning an event that needs a creative activity with an environmental twist, learn more about Reuse-A-Palooza, then fill out our online scheduler to get in touch with us about your event.

Since moving from its first space in the attic of Construction Junction to a 4200 square foot first floor shop in 2011, Creative Reuse has received over $140,000 in donated materials, diverted over 30 tons of waste from landfills, and provided dozens of creative reuse programs for organizations ranging from the Penn Hills Library to the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Our shop is located in the same building (but around the corner and through a different door) as Construction Junction — be sure to visit them while you’re here!  We wouldn’t be here without Construction Junction’s example and generosity. While our organizations are separate, we share a passion for keeping useful stuff out of the landfills and into the hands of creative people.

PCCR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.   From 2008 through 2012 we were a project of the Pennsylvania Resources Council.  We are so grateful to PRC for their guidance and support.

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