Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is a non-profit that inspires creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse.

We operate a non-traditional art supply shop located at the intersection of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and Point Breeze, where people can donate used art and craft supplies, as well as shop for these unique items all in the same location. We also facilitate hands-on creative programming that educates the public about the benefits of reuse for the environment, community, and self. We see reuse as a vehicle for boosting self-confidence, learning new skills, and creating opportunity for all.

Donation Policy: 

Thanks for choosing reuse! We’re excited to get your donation into the creative hands in our community. Please check our Donation Guide here for acceptable materials before you continue.

Just one box?

We’re happy to accept a single box of donations from you any day of the week between 10:30 AM-6:30 PM. Please be aware that we cannot accommodate walk-in donations of more than one box. Please do not leave donations outside our door. Unfortunately, any materials left outside must be thrown away.

More than one box?

If you have more than one box of donations, we can easily schedule an appointment with you so we can prepare for your donation. The best way to make an appointment is to fill out the form here or give us a call at 412.473.0100.

For more information on how to donate materials to Creative Reuse, please go to our Materials Donation page here.

General Policy:

No sexism. No racism. No ableism. No homophobia. No transphobia. No hate. We believe that everyone deserves to be supported, respected, and safe.


You can now buy Creative Reuse gift cards (or e-Cards) online! Buy and send them instantly. Buy some here.

And . . .

Starting January 2, 2019 we’ll be open from 10 AM – 7 PM. That’s two more hours of treasure hunting every day!

Upcoming Creative Education Programs:

Join us and GASP and learn about the air we breathe while you make fun crafts like windchimes, mini-greenhouses, and masks! This is a family-friendly, free event so drop-in, have a snack and make a craft!
When: Saturday, March 23
1:00-3:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

When: Saturday, April 6
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Thank you to the McSwigan Family Foundation for supporting our participation in this program. 
When: Saturday, April 13
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Where: August Wilson Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Thank you to the McSwigan Family Foundation for supporting our participation in this program.

Creative Conundrum Lab: Trash Bubbles with Lynn Radford!

Join us in our workshop area to explore making with the “Creative Conundrum”, a material that is awesome, reclaimed, and full of creative potential. This event is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. This event’s Creative Conundrum is … plastic blister packs! Stay tuned! We’ve got another terrific special guest, Lynn Radford. More details soon!
When: Sunday, April 14
3:00-5:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Support for this program is generously provided by McSwigan Family Foundation