Materials Exchange

Save money, save waste with the Materials Exchange, a listing that helps connect people with extra stuff to people who can use it! Are you in need of some supplies for your classroom? Do you have some extra supplies you'd like to share? List them on the Materials Exchange! To add a listing, please contact Keep the Midlands Beautiful.

For a great list of ways to reuse practically anything, visit the World Environmental Organization's Reuse Database.

Items Available

  1. 8.5" x 11" thin sheets of cardboard (30-50 per month): Contact Sara Green
  2. Plain white envelopes, two sizes: 6.75" by 7" and 8.5" by 6.75": Contact Jane Hiller
  3. Hundreds of plastic oval shaped lids with a slot in the middle like a piggy bank white cardboard ovals contact Jane Hiller
  4. Small cotton bags. Contact Jane Hiller
  5. Clear Plastic Rectangular Baby Food Containers with Lids, contact Sara Green, (803) 732-9913

Items Needed

  1. Clean yogurt cups:Contact Jane Hiller, (803) 779-0608
  2. Laundry detergent lids: Contact Jane Hiller, (803) 779-0608
  3. Backs from large yellow note pads: Contact Jeanette Wells, (803) 213-2051
  4. Cardboard drink caddies from fast food restaurants (style that hold four drinks): Contact Jane Hiller, (803) 779-0608
  5. Hundreds of colored milk “chug” lids; contact Sally Dunbar
  6. Coffee cans (plastic jugs); contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  7. Storage bins or boxes (plastic); contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  8. Food trays (like the black ones that to go foods come in) with lids if possible; contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  9. craft paper; contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  10. quart or half gallon plastic containers with lids; contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  11. cookie tins; contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  12. Used gym mats in good condition; contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  13. Three shelf book shelves; contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  14. Cuddies; contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  15. Preschool playground type equipment (must be in good condition); contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  16. Used gymnastics type equipment; contact Danny Moore, 803-622-7393
  17. CD spindles: Contact Jane Hiller, (803) 779-0608. Click here for a fun art project using CD spindles!