SCRAP Humboldt Extends Hours!

SCRAP Humboldt is extending their open hours and services. Humboldt County’s first creative reuse center will now be open

Tuesday through Saturday from 11a.m. to 6p.m. 

To better serve the community, the creative reuse center will begin accepting donations during open hours (11a.m. to 2p.m.) on Saturdays only.

The Second Annual Post Holiday Materials Collection


The First Annual Post Holiday Materials Collection in 2013

As the Holidays wind down, SCRAP Humboldt encourages the community to Reuse materials where they can, when they can. If you have an excess of Holiday realted items, SCRAP Humboldt will be collecting specific materials from your holiday waste stream during their normal Saturday hours on January 18 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Items that will be collected include calendars, gift bags, gift boxes, ribbon and bows, cardboard wrapping paper rolls, metallic wrapping paper, large folded flat sheets of wrapping paper, working Christmas lights, cookie and popcorn tins, garland, tinsel, and tissue paper.

Christmas trees are not accepted at this site — please bring these to any facility accepting green waste or yard debris.

            The Second Annual Post Holiday Materials Collection will kick off Donation Saturdays, where the nonprofit project will begin only accepting material donations on Saturdays. To see a list of materials accepted for donation, please click here,  or visit SCRAP Humboldt at 101 south H. Street in Arcata.

In 2012, SCRAP Humboldt collected over 300lbs of post holiday waste at their  previous Jacoby Storehouse pop-up shop location. SCRAP Humboldt is a project of SCRAP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.





Happy New Year!

Mark your Calendars! 

Wednesday, January 8 at 11a.m. SCRAP Humboldt will reopen!

SCRAP Humboldt will only accept donations of materials on Saturdays! Starting on Saturday, January 11 from 10am-2pm.

SCRAP Humboldt has new hours of operation! Starting Tuesday, January 14 SCRAP Humboldt will be open Tuesday – Friday from 11am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm!

Arts! Arcata featured artist The Art of Patricia Rose

Patricia Rose at SCRAP2Tarnished silver bowls, silverware and teapots are transformed into whimsical creatures, people, and sculptures.

 Patricia Rose designs her sculptures from recycled and re-purposed items. She draws inspiration from many sources including her love for history, humor and human nature. Her mixed media sculptures will be celebrated on Friday December 13, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9p.m. during Arts! Arcata, and will be on display for the entire month of December at SCRAP Humboldt. SCRAP Humboldt is located in the SOSA (South of Samoa) Neighborhood of Arcata at 101 South H street.

A clever assembly of unique materials, makes Patricia Roses’ sculptures truly one of a kind. Rose “loves to collect old silver, rusty odds and ends and other semi-worthless objects and then take a lot of time and thought to create each sculpture.”  With a love for vintage, repurposed and antique items, Rose breathes fresh life into forgotten or discarded items.

SCRAP Humboldt is Humboldt County’s first creative reuse center and is a project of SCRAP, a 501c3 nonprofit. SCRAP Humboldt plays a vital role in our community by diverting useable materials from the waste stream, educating people about creative reuse and providing inexpensive art, craft, and office supplies.

Do you create art from repurposed materials? SCRAP exhibits artists every month who exemplify the mission. To learn more about SCRAP Humboldt’s Re:Boutique and Arts! Arcata application visit

Castaway Creations


Transforming funky junk into elegant and functional home décor is at the heart of  renaissance man, Dmitry Tokarsky’s Castaway Creations. During the month of November, SCRAP Humboldt will showcase Castaway Creations and will feature items that were created from materials purchased from SCRAP. A reception will be held during Arts! Arcata on Friday November 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To inspire creativity for the upcoming holiday season, during Arts! Arcata all fabric and yarn will be on sale as well as all holiday decorations. SCRAP Humboldt is a great resources for affordable D.I.Y gift materials, wrapping, gift boxes, and cards.

SCRAP Humboldt is Humboldt County’s first creative reuse center located in the South of Samoa (SOSA) neighborhood, on the corner of south G street and H street in Arcata. SCRAP Humboldt is a project of SCRAP a 501c3 nonprofit. SCRAP Humboldt plays a vital role in our community by diverting useable materials from the waste stream, educating people about creative reuse and providing inexpensive art, craft, and office supplies.  More information can be found at

Work Party & Volunteer Training!

Work Party! This Sunday, November 3rd  from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Come and help make our new storage space in the Marsh Commons awesome and organized! We have a beautiful new space to sort and store our donations and we need to build shelves and clean and organize. We also will be working on our new fabric and yarn nook.There will be something for everybody to do, so if you can spare some time that Sunday, come on down and join the party!

Volunteer Training:  Thursday, November 14th 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.  For those that want to work in the store or take on a more administrative role, you must attend a training! For those that have attended one already- pass the word along to all your friends! Please keep in mind- we are looking for someone to take over the role of volunteer coordinator STAT! As our current coordinator will be on maternity leave for an unspecified amount of time. If you are interested in the volunteer coordinator position, please contact