A warehouse filled with art and craft materials, free for the taking, a few weeks before school starts: what terrific timing! ZeroLandfill will hold its 2012 Harvests:
- When: Fridays, July 27, August 10, August 17 and August 24, noon–3 p.m.
- Where: ZeroLandfill warehouse at the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Facility, 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights
Artists, educators, homeschoolers, community program administrators: everyone is welcome to pick up materials donated by the local graphic design, interior design and architectural community — all for free:
- Carpet, wallcovering, fabric, laminate, tile, brick, stone, metal and glass samples
- Stock photo books
- Paper books and samples
- Take I-480 to the Broadway Avenue exit.
- Turn right (NW) onto Broadway Avenue.
- Turn right (N) onto East 131 Street. The building is on the left near the crest of the hill.
- Turn left into the driveway. The Solid Waste District is the building on the right and parking is to the rear of the building.
- Use the side garage door for ZeroLandfill.
Do I need to live in Cuyahoga County to participate? Do I need to be a teacher or an artist or run a community program?
No. Everyone is welcome — teachers, homeschoolers, craftworkers, artists, daycare providers, anyone who can use the materials offered. You don’t need to be a resident of Cuyahoga County, or even of Northeast Ohio.
How do I participate?
- Come to the Solid Waste Facility on any (or all) of the Harvest dates and check in at the reception table.
- Explore the free art and craft materials and take what you need.
- Be sure to bring boxes and bags to take your materials home.
- If you give them your email address, ZeroLandfill will add you to their mailing list, and you’ll be notified of future Harvest events and other ZeroLandfill activities.
What is ZeroLandfill?
ZeroLandfill is a project of BeeDance, LLC, an online marketplace that connects abandoned assets destined for the waste stream with local audiences who will use these assets in their programs and processes.
ZeroLandfill collects specification samples from architectural, interior and graphic design firms and distributes them to local artists and arts educators. Since 2006, the ZeroLandfill project team has reduced pressure on local landfills by distributing over 775,000 pounds of these materials.
For more information about ZeroLandfill, visit the ZeroLandfill website and Facebook page.
ZeroLandfill: Keeping art and craft materials out of the landfill