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The Scrap Exchange

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:The Scrap Exchange
Description:This facility combines art, environmentalism and frugality all in one! The main focus of the scrap exchange is to take waste products and offer them for use in artistic creation or for sale. For example, they have a room that contains thirty barrels full of random items. You pay a flat fee and put the items together to create all sorts of things. They also offer classes on making items from used goods and have a section of the store that is dedicated to items that have been repurposed. We love to go and create while talking about reusing versus throwing away. It is an inspirational place. Call ahead to reserve the special room for groups.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:548 Foster St.
Address 2:
City:Durham
State/Province:NC
Zip Code:27701
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Mon. and Tues. 11 to 5
Wed. 11 to 7 New! Summer Hours
Thu. 11 to 6
Fri. 11 to 5
Sat. 10 to 5
Sun. 12 to 5
Admission:Gallery and store are free. Make N Take room is $5 for 1.5 hours. Workshops and classes vary in price.
Telephone:(919) 688-6960
Website:http://www.scrapexchange.org/
R E V I E W S
Connie, Co-op Member
I had heard about this and was excited to visit, but it was quite disappointing. The few things that were usable for kids to make things with were things we had already saved at home. Of course the kids still saw things they wanted so we ended up buying some. In my opinion, however, we ended up paying a lot for things we already had and the quality was not as good. For example, we bought a pack of scrap paper that looked like decent pieces from the outside of the package, only to find out when we got home that it had all kinds of absolutely useless tiny pieces mixed in, that really belonged in a recycling bin! I'm pretty creative and have a hard time throwing things away because it can be re-used, but I could not find much I needed from the Scrap Exchange. You would be better off just to save things from around the house.
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