ZeroLandfill: supply local artists and arts educators; reduce pressure on local landfill capacity

My friend the landscape architect and artist sent me a flyer about an “upcycling” event that is happening in the big city to our north.  Oooooo!  What a great project!   It’s in other parts of the US, too!

Here is the text from their About page:

“ZeroLandfill™ is an award winning upcycling program held seasonally that supports the supply needs of local artists and arts educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity.  Since 2006, the ZeroLandfill™ project team has partnered with the architectural and interior design community in identifying, diverting from local landfills and re-purposing back into the community over 882,000 pounds of expired specification samples that hold value for other audiences.  ZeroLandfill™ projects, inspired by the NE Ohio experience are at work in a number of cities across the country.”

Looking for ZeroLandfill? There are 8 markets this fall! : Zero Landfill.

Here is the flyer:

Zero Landfill


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. FeyGirl
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 05:24:08

    Wonderful!! :)


    • lahgitana
      Sep 29, 2012 @ 06:33:30

      I know! My friend who told me about this, the landscape architect, often has given me stone, tile, and sand samples! Big ole hunks of fantastic stones! She is getting ready to “clean out” their spec sample shelving and I happened to see her yesterday! hmmmm!! >:-D


  2. nadbugs
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 12:37:58

    Interesting! My mother (the same mother we were talking about last e-mail), who’s an interior designer, has been doing this kind of thing for years. You know that quilt you sometimes see over at my place? The one in the picture that’s captioned “Bugs is OK,” at

    All samples.

    (Only thing is, it’s now falling to bits. Except hang on a moment. How many years have I had it? I can’t even remember.)


  3. IsobelandCat
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 06:39:05

    Really good idea. I pass bits and pieces on to an artist neighbour who runs workshops for children, but to have a real space, a warehouse for example, where people could go and pay a nominal fee for things would be a good idea. In fact, there used to be one…


    • lahgitana
      Oct 02, 2012 @ 19:36:16

      Really? There used to be a warehouse like that?! I’d go nuts having to be there all the time–so much to see and wonder at!

      That’s a great idea… hmmm… I wonder if there is an art place here that might have some unused square footage…. hmmm… ??

      Nice to see you Isobel!


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