Scrounging report#1; where to scrounge (long)
Hushing-Kline Family (spinynrm@FIX.NET)
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 12:58:48 -0700
Here are my results to date: Please continue with this marvelous input! I
am especially interested in National resources we can write to.
Where to Scrounge
The Internet - Here are some free stuff site addresses:
* Lumber companies (always check their scrap bin)
* Cabinet shops (great dumpster diving!)
* Motorcycle shops
* Lawn and garden equipment suppliers
* TV sales shops
* Small factories
* Furniture manufacturers
* Home builders and other construction companies
All these business use wood or receive materials in packing crates or on
* California Department of Forestry (free books and brochures)
* State, Country or City parks (ask permission to remove materials)
* Ostrich, chicken or turkey farms (feathers)
* The Zoo (feathers/shells/snake skins etc)
* Wildlife and bird sanctuaries (feathers)
Flag or information on flag etiquette or ceremonies
* Local VFW Post
* American Legion Organization
* State Senator
* State Representative
* Armed Forces Recruiter Stations
* Paint stores or departments of larger stores
* Painter or painting contractor
* Maintenance person in charge of apartments or housing development
* Craft stores
* High school or college art teachers for leftovers
* Craft paint manufacturers like Delta or Duncan may be willing to
* Art teacher so when she gets to the end of the clay unit and has
bags left over, odds and ends of paint, markers, paper.
* Bead manufacturers will sometimes send you a packet/bucket of odd
* Printing/Copying shops. Ask for scraps; you'll be amazed at the
of size, weight and color.
* Utility companies often have safety programs and First Aid supplies.
* Wallpaper stores - samples make great book covers, wrapping paper,
* Shipping companies for foam popcorn, filler, wrapping paper, shipping
* Sign shops
* Window shops
* Carpet layers may have scraps.
* Carpet stores for old samples or scrap
* Carpet manufacturers
* orthopedic manufacturer
* glove manufacturer
* furniture upholstery shop
* places that upholster anything in leather: cars, vans, boats,
trucks, leather clothing
foam core board
* Graphics companies specializing in trade show props
* Levi Strauss Co. It is the ends of rolls that are too short to use on
the cutting tables. (it is inferred that other clothing manufacturers
would have these as well)
* "mill ends" stores that sell bulk/surplus fabric by the pound.
Miscellaneous good deals
* Offer to purchase end-of-season stuff in bulk from your local
* Companies that deal in salvage goods from truck wrecks and overruns on
things like cups and plates.
* film processing shop;six inches long 3 inches in diameter and 1/4
* Levi Strauss Co. Heavy, heavy cardboard rolls about 5 feet long. You
could build a log cabin with these or make trunks of trees.
Space - information/posters/videos/craft ideas
* NASA - Teacher Resource Centers located in several cities in the U.S.
* JPL - Jet Propolsion Labs in Pasadena has great resources
* Aerospace Companies - posters and information
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City