Material donations

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

  • candles

  • silk screen/printing materials

  • wool, roving, knitting/crochet needles, embroidery

  • interesting vintage and antique items

  • money

Temporary Pauses

  • binders

  • frames

  • trophies

  • slide carousels & projectors

  • seasonal/ festive materials

  • small miscellaneous wood

  • records

  • tiles

We are open for donations!

No Appointment necessary

As of Oct. 2021, you no longer need an appointment to make a donation. Just stop by during our regular business hours!

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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!​​​

Full List of Accepted Materials

Fabric & Notions

  • buttons

  • upholstery fabric

  • lace

  • trim

  • ribbon

  • seam binding

  • zippers

  • snaps

  • sequins

  • rick rack

  • needles and pins

  • fabric pieces (6"x6" min)

  • fabric bolts

  • fabric sample books

  • fur

  • felt

  • leather

  • burlap

  • yarn

  • crochet thread, hooks

  • knitting needles

  • vinyl

  • velvet

  • interfacing

  • unused pillows

  • stuffing

  • quilt batting

Film & Photography

  • overhead projectors

  • film reels

  • cameras, film

  • darkroom equipment

  • chemicals

Tools

  • hammers

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

  • small lawn and garden

  • hardware: nails and screws

  • working sewing machines/ sergers

Art Supplies

  • drafting tools

  • markers

  • pencils

  • pens

  • pastels

  • ink

  • charcoal

  • crayons

  • chalk

  • fabric dyes

  • paint

  • brushes

  • canvas boards

  • sketch books

  • watercolours

  • easels

  • weaving and felting tools

  • cameras/darkroom equipment

  • silk screening supplies

  • typewriters

  • book binding equipment

  • ceramic glazes

Paper

  • cardstock

  • construction paper

  • graph paper

  • lined paper

  • origami paper

  • handmade paper

  • envelopes

  • note pads

  • greeting cards

  • postcards

  • art books/magazines

  • atlases/maps

  • calendars

  • sheet music

  • photographs

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

  • wall paper

  • gift wrap

Craft Materials

  • glitter

  • artificial/dried flowers

  • corks

  • baskets

  • marbles

  • cookie cutters

  • pine cones

  • shells

  • feathers

  • wooden dowels

  • old keys

  • copper

  • cardboard tubes

  • 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

Framing Supplies

  • frames, framing hardware

  • canvas stretchers

  • mat board, cutters

  • plexiglass

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 (including spray paint, open bags of powder, aerosols, etc)

  • 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

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

Brady 4R Depot

1777 Brady Rd, La Salle, MB R0G 0A1, Canada

Accepts: Electronics, Household Items, Metal

Rakowski Recylcing

454 Archibald St, Winnipeg, MB R2J 0X5, Canada

Accepts: Metal, Wood

Pan Am Depot

Taylor Ave & Poseidon Bay, Winnipeg, MB R3M, Canada

Community recycling depots accept the same materials as Winnipeg's curbside recycling program, and are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Mother Earth Recycling

771 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R2W 3N5, Canada

Accepts: Electronics, Mattresses

Panet 4R Depot

429 Panet Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2J 0A, Canada

Accepts: Electronics, Household Items, Metal

Emterra Environmental

1029 Henry Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 1V6, Canada

St. James Civic Centre

2055 Ness Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0Z2, Canada

Community recycling depots accept the same materials as Winnipeg's curbside recycling program, and are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Pacific 4R Depot

1120 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 1G6, Canada

Accepts: Electronics, Household Items, Metal

Magnus Eliason Rec Centre

430 Langside St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2T5, Canada

Community recycling depots accept the same materials as Winnipeg's curbside recycling program, and are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Urbanmine Inc.

72 Rothwell Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1A6, Canada

Accepts: Electronics, Metal