This is one of my favorite events of the year!
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 1 million 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.
The local interior design associations of ASID and IIDA , as well as Turnip Green Creative Reuse, partner together to gather all discontinued or expired samples of materials from interior design and architecture firms, such as tile, glass, wood, fabrics, wallpaper, laminates, stone, paint samples, etc. on two consequetive Fridays, April 19 and 26. On Saturday, April 20 and 27 we allow anyone to come pick up these samples for FREE! There is a fantastic selection for daycares, churches, schools, artists, art programs, homeschoolers, and all types of craftspeople who need supplies, and did I mention … FREE! Our purpose is to keep all these samples out of the landfill.
If you or your organization has any need of these products, please come by this weekend or next weekend and stock up! I look forward to seeing you and see what you create with this product. If you would like to volunteer, please come help us with that also.
1641 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN.
We will post some of the items created with the upcycled product throughout the year.