Material donations

We LOVE getting good donations. We don’t love getting your household recycling.  Our garbage and recycling pickup costs time and money.  We want to spend our staff and volunteer energy organizing sure-to-leave-the-shelf-donations. Help us help YOU get the best arts and crafts supplies!  If you have any questions about what we accept, get in touch!

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Paper

cardstock

construction paper

graph paper

lined paper

origami paper

handmade paper

envelopes

note pads

greeting cards

postcards

Tools

hammers

power tools(drill, jigsaw, sander, rotary tool)

small lawn and garden

hardware: nails and screws

working sewing machines/ sergers

 

 

art books/magazines

atlases/maps

calendars

sheet music

photographs

printed ephemera (vintage advertising, prints, decals, stamps)

wall paper

gift wrap

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

(We absolutely DO NOT want these items!)

general household recycling (ie. yogurt containers, tin cans, food containers, toilet paper rolls, etc)

toxic/hazardous wastes

large building materials

styrofoam

art projects that require disassembling

used medicine containers and medical equipment

personal care items (toothbrushes, combs, soap…)

computers/printers/cell phones

clothing

household items: pillows, sheets, dishes, furniture 

auto parts/tires

things with odour, stains, mildew, hair, dust, grime

Community Recycling Plants

(materials that we don't accept, these places may help!)

Mother Earth Recycling

771 Main Street

4R Winnipeg Depots

Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot

Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot

Panet 4R Winnipeg Depot

St. James Civic Centre
2055 Ness Avenue at Guildford Street

Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre

430 Langside Street

Pan Am Depot
Taylor Avenue at Poseidon Bay

1539 Waverley Street
At Chevrier Boulevard

Emterra Environmental

1029 Henry Avenue 

Rakowski Recycling

454 Archibald Street

Urbanmine Inc.

72 Rothwell Road

BEST OF THE BEST

(These are the most beloved, fly-out-the-door supplies.  Keep up the good donating!)

canvases, good art paper

all the paint and paint brushes

mannequins

bead making and supplies

carving stones and tools

pencils, pencil crayons

working markers and pens

beeswax

silk screen/printing materials

wool, roving, knitting/crochet needles, embroidery

interesting vintage and antique items

money

Full List of Accepted Materials

Fabric and Notions

fabric bolts

fabric sample books

fur

felt

leather

burlap

yarn

crochet thread, hooks

knitting needles

vinyl

velvet

interfacing

unused pillows

stuffing

quilt batting


 

Temporary Pauses

fabric

binders

egg cartons

frames

seasonal/ festive materials

small miscellaneous wood

trophies

records

tiles

Art Supplies

paint

brushes

canvas boards

sketch books

watercolours

easels

weaving and felting tools

cameras/darkroom equipment

silk screening supplies

typewriters

book binding equipment

ceramic glazes

 

Craft Materials

stained glass supplies

clay

wax and wicks

tile (4"x4" max)

mirrors

carving tools

glue guns

scissors

glue

tape

stamps/stamp pads

embroidery floss, hoops

jute

beads

costume jewelry pieces

polished rocks and stones

jewelry making tools

wire

sheet metal

office supplies

Film and Photography

projectors(slide/overhead)

film reels

slides

cameras, film

darkroom equipment

chemicals

Framing Supplies

frames, framing hardware

canvas stretchers

mat board, cutters

plexiglass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drafting tools

markers

pencils

pens

pastels

ink

charcoal

crayons

chalk

fabric dyes

 

glitter

artificial/dried flowers

corks

baskets

marbles

cookie cutters

pine cones

shells

feathers

wooden dowels

old keys

copper

cardboard tubes

 

 

buttons

upholstery fabric

lace

trim

ribbon

seam binding

zippers

snaps

sequins

rick rack

needles and pins

fabric pieces (6"x6" min)