The Scrap Exchange

The Scrap Exchange

Rachael Grad
Nov 4, 2008

The Scrap Exchange is a non-profit located in downtown Durham, North Carolina, that is dedicated to collecting and redistributing industrial discards and reclaimed materials. The store organizes community events, parties, and workshops and also has a "green gallery" of artwork and home accessories made by local artists. We loved many of the items available for sale, especially the vintage voting booth cases that fold into suitcases. See photos below the jump...

Voting cases range in price from $8 to $20, depending on their condition.

Old mailboxes in various states.

You pay a set price to fill up a bag or barrel with as many items as you can fit. Below is the Artists' Marketplace, where you can buy artwork, furniture, and other items repurposed or made from discarded materials.

Have you been to the Scrap Exchange in Durham? Have you seen something similar in another location?

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