The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse is located in Oakland’s historic and vibrant Temescal District. It is a 4,500 square foot ecological treasure trove of art & craft materials, educational supplies, vintage furniture, home décor, paper goods, fabric, and much more.
Founded in 1979 by two Oakland public school teachers, the Depot promotes solid waste diversion and resource conservation through the Depot store and environmental education programs.
Our mission is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in our retail store while increasing the awareness of school children and the general public regarding the green benefits of reusing materials.
The East Bay Depot is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.