Because creative expression shouldn’t break the bank or the environment

Ann Arbor’s SCRAP Creative Reuse Center offers new life to discarded materials

Izabella Allie, Photo Editor

According to their website, “Creative Reuse, is when the addition of creativity to an already manufactured item brings a new function. A CD jewel case can become a bird feeder, wine corks turned into a cork board and a t-shirt transformed into a rug. Creative Reuse Centers, like SCRAP, collect discarded materials from the public that can be reused and given new life. Many centers resell these items to the public for a bargain or donate them to teachers, organizations or other groups for further reuse.”

SCRAP Creative Reuse is located at 4567 Washtenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor approximately 20 minutes from Schoolcraft College. SCRAP offers sustainable supplies at an affordable price. They also offer a monthly schedule of classes which can be found on their Instagram page @scrap_a2. 

Give them a call at (734) 800-4137 or go to their website at

Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday & Monday noon – 5 p.m..

If you’d like to donate items donation hour are: drop in donations Thursday 11a.m. – 6 p.m., all other donations by appointment only. Visit their donations page to schedule.