Friday, architects, designers and contractors dumped off loads of unused tiles, carpet swatches and other underutilized treasures of creation for this weekend’s Zero Landfill Seattle event at Capitol Hill’s Miller Community Center. CHS stopped by to check out the Saturday action as early birds got the pick of the litter — or non-litter, really — at the massive recycling event.
The action continues Sunday at 330 19th Avenue E where you can stop by and pick up your fill for creations untold from 10 AM to 1 PM — and help keep thousands of pounds of potential waste out of the landfill.
Free Upcycle Event!
Get Something Old to Craft Something New and Totally You!!! Last year, this event coordinated by Zero Landfill Seattle helped divert 21,733 lbs of material from the waste stream via creative reuse and upcycling by artists, educators, and crafters. Come join the fun! Bring your own bag to take away your loot!
Bonus points if you use the material you get to enter the It’s My Darlin’ / Seattle Times Upcycle-Fashion Contest!
Materials Commonly Found at ZeroLandfill:
o Carpet Tiles and Books
o Paint Decks and Laminate Chips
o Upholstery Swatches and Memos
o Vinyl and Rubber Flooring Samples
o Tile and Stone Samples
o Wallcovering Books and Memos
o Glass and Metal Samples
o Three Ring Binders, Paper Sample Books, Stock Photo Books
More pictures below.