For the past five years, crackedpots and Metro have worked together with Oregon residents to divert over 500,000 pounds of usable materials from the waste stream back into our community. Now, with your help, we’re on our way to a million—and more! Thank you for your continued support and for shopping reuse at ReClaim It!
ReClaim It! is a nonprofit art and reuse retail store that salvages materials from the "dump" (Metro Transfer Station operated by Recology) for artists, neighbors, and DIYers to reuse, repair, and reimagine.
Our goal is to reduce the amount of items that end their journey at the landfill and raise awareness about creative reuse. In our partnership with Recology, we are able to gather materials from the Metro Central Transfer Station including wood, metal and vintage items. Our volunteers are trained to collect items that can be reused in the home, garden or for creative purposes.
Many of the items we recover from the Metro transfer station only need a little T.L.C. to reenter the home or garden. Volunteers clean and repair items in the store in an effort to save those pieces for future use. Need a special piece of metal, rubber, wire or plastic? We’re likely to have it, along with a few items you didn't know you needed.
To us, nothing is junk. Each piece we glean, repair or save can be used creatively for practical or creative purposes. We love being able to collaborate with the thriving artistic community. Have a creative bent yourself? Lead a workshop, display your work in our gallery or connect with the crackedpots art show.