ZeroLandfill Akron

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 00:51.
02/21/2009 - 12:00
02/21/2009 - 16:00

ZeroLandfill pileMaterials and supplies collected from local architects and interior designers will be distributed to arts educators, art students, and artists at the ZeroLandfill Akron project site in downtown Akron.

Join in this resource harvest every Saturday in February from Noon to 4pm.

ZeroLandfill is an award winning beneficial reuse 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 assisted the architectural and interior design community in identifying, diverting from local landfills, and re-purposing back into the community thousands of pounds of specification samples that hold value for other audiences. As a community of practice, ZeroLandfill projects inspired by the NE Ohio experience are at work in a number of cities across the country this year.

Listen to a podcast telling the ZeroLandfill story on the Artist Review Today.
Watch the ZeroLandfill Channel on YouTube.

Volunteers Needed!


30 N. High Street
Akron, OH 44308
United States

trash vs treasure

Artists and art educators rummaging through piles of mostly industrial design waste: wood, stone, tile, carpet.

Over 75 tons diverted from the NE Ohio waste stream so far, since Sept 2006. Over 1,000 lbs in just 90 minutes today! ...and largely to art and education.