Material Donations

Donate materials

How to Donate Your Great Stuff to Creative Reuse

Staff member at the donation desk

Your donations make this whole Creative Reuse world go ’round.

Step 1: Learn what we accept ...

Thank you for choosing reuse! If this is your first time donating to us, please check out the three links below. If you’ve donated before, thanks for coming back and please check our current list of items we temporarily cannot accept (center link below). Once you’ve reviewed what we can accept, go to Step 2 below.

Donation Guide

See what items we’re currently accepting

Temporary Holds

See what items we have too much of and cannot accept at the moment

Other Places

See other places that accept items we do not accpet.

General donation policies

      • Donated items should be “shop ready”  – clean, usable, and ready to be sold.
      • Please note: we will take a look through your items and hand back anything we cannot accept.
      • Donated materials must be securely boxed and covered (except large items).
      • Masks must be worn by staff and donors during the transaction.
      • Please do not leave donations outside our door. Unfortunately, any materials left outside must be thrown away.

Step 2: Determine how much you have to donate?

Copier paper box with craft materials

Have 1 box* or less?

Standard copier paper boxes

More than 1 box*?

*What we mean when we say box: a box about the same size as a standard-sized copy paper box measuring 12″ x 10″ x 15″.

Step 3: What type of reuser are you?

Individual

Making a donation for yourself, a friend or a family member? Click the button matching your donation size.

Design Firm

Making a donation of expired samples on behalf of your architecture or design firm?

Other Businesses or Nonprofits

Making a donation on behalf of your workplace or organization?

1 Box or Less = Walk-in Donation

cardboard box filled with art and craft supplies

We can accept one box per household per day as a walk-in donation during regular shop hours (11 AM – 5 PM daily). No appointment necessary.

Donation Day Instructions

    1. Masks must be worn by staff and donors.
    2. Bring your boxes to the Donation Desk. Carts are available at the front door, or if needed, a staff member can assist you.
    3. Be prepared to give us some personal information (name, zip code, etc.) and to take back any items we cannot accept.
    4. Ask for a donation receipt, if you want one.

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is located at 214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 in the same building (but around the corner and through a different door) as Construction Junction. Click the maps for directions and parking.

Two happy customers exiting our front door

More than 1 box = Scheduled Donation Appointment

Standard copier paper boxes

Since you have more to donate, please make your material donation appointment here using our donation scheduler. (Having trouble? See Attention Please below.) You will receive a confirmation email after you make your appointment, as well as a reminder before your appointment.

Attention please
  1. You can schedule your donation appointment for up to 60 days in the future. You won’t see any available slots on the scheduling software after that point, but yes, we absolutely will be taking donations beyond that point! Hang tight! Every day, another day appears on the scheduler, like magic.
  2. Don’t see any available slots within 60 days? We’re sorry! All appointment slots have been filled. Please check back another time, or utilize our walk-in donation option, where you can bring one box of donations per household per day without an appointment. 

Donation Day Instructions

    1. Masks must be worn by staff and donors.
    2. Bring your boxes to the Donation Desk. Carts are available at the front door, or if needed, a staff member can assist you.
    3. Be prepared to take back any items we cannot accept.
    4. Ask for a donation receipt, if you want one.

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is located at 214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 in the same building (but around the corner and through a different door) as Construction Junction. Click the maps for directions and parking.

Two happy customers exiting our front door
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