Materials : Trash For Teaching


At T4T we strive to source wonderful, clean, safe, interesting items that local businesses discard in abundance.. We have collected materials from over 200 companies and diverted over 100,000 pounds of materials from landfills. The materials include an abundance of plastic and cardboard thread cones, in all colors shapes and sizes, beautiful wood from a shutter company, plastic color chips, glass tubes, fabric and trim, colorful rubber mats, tiles, tubes, Styrofoam….and the list goes on.  Our inventory is constantly changing, so gallery photos are representative.


You can visit our warehouse during open studio…

>open studio<

Stop buy to pick up some materials to take home…

>material membership<

Schedule a field trip…

>field trips<

Plan an event or a birthday party at our space…

>events at T4T<

If you or your business would like to donate scraps to T4T…

>Donate Materials<


12815 S. Western Ave
Gardena, CA

Get directions


(310) 527-7080



Warehouse Shopping:

Wed. 9am – 4:30pm
Sat. 9 am – 12 pm
or by appointment!

Sun. 1:30pm - 4:30pm