The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse touts itself as being “every teacher’s first stop and every artist’s second home” for a good reason. It is stuffed to the gills with excellent freebie finds embodying the adage one person’s trash is another’s treasure that makes websites like craigslist and freecycle tick.
Reopening to the public after a very long hiatus, we are excited to have this up-cycling superstar back in action. February 13 and 14, there will be stations for Valentine card-making and Monday, February 15, will be just for teachers.
What will you find there? You will discover art & craft materials, feathers, egg cartons, educational supplies, vintage home décor, well-worn furniture, fabric, and much more. Founded in 1979 by two Oakland public school teachers, the mission of the depot is to:
Divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in our Depot Store. The educational mission is to increase the awareness of school children and the general public regarding the green benefits of reusing materials.
Plan your visit to the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
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No donations will be accepted at this time.
The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse is located in Oakland’s historic and vibrant Temescal District.
4695 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, California 94609
[Photos from Yelp. I reused them]