Reusable Resources &
Creative Materials

For teachers, parents, youth groups & artists

Reusable Resources &
Creative Materials

For teachers, parents, youth groups & artists

Creative Materials & Resources by the Pound

The St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping creative materials and reusable resources out of landfills and putting them in the hands of children, teachers, artists and others for creative and intellectual development.

Our mission is to awaken people to their creative potential through cooperative effort, while promoting an ethic of conservation and reuse of valuable reusable resources.

Resource Centers

Check out all of the great material at our resource centers located in West County & South County. Open to the public.

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Our two traveling vans provide a walk-on resource center, ready to fill bags with ‘unburied treasures.’ Schedule a stop at your school, preschool, day care center, or any special event today.

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Product On Delivery Service (PODS)

We deliver and restock materials once a month to participating schools and organizations. Each POD receives an initial shipment of over 300 pounds of creative resources.

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We advocate educational excellence for the benefit of children through interactive, hands-on experiential learning.

Our resource centers are funded by these great programs:

Children & Adult Workshops

With hands-on activities and curriculum, we help children and adults think creatively and communicate effectively across emotional, cultural and socioeconomic barriers.

Art & Play Studios

Play Your Art Out is a place for all ages to experience and develop respect for each other and our planet through art and play. Located in Chesterfield Mall. 2nd location coming soon to South County!

Private Events

Celebrate your birthday or other special event with us! We’ll organize a fun, guided play and art session followed by a party, complete with a reflective slideshow of your special day.

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Our resource centers are full of awesome stuff,
and we have so much fun at our play studio.
See for yourself.

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Resource Centers
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Resource Centers

We Need Your Help

St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Centers are run and supported by volunteers. By donating your time and/or resources, you can help make a difference in the St. Louis community.


Our resource centers need volunteers just like you to sort, organize, promote and donate.


Our resource centers rely on material donations from individuals and corporations.


Sponsor a one of our traveling resource or reading vans at a teacher convention or community event.

contact us

West County Resource Center

Chesterfield Mall Artropolis
291 Chesterfield Mall, Ste 108
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Tues (3pm–7pm)
Sat (10am–4pm)
Also open 4th of July

South County Resource Center

STL Venture Works
315 Lemay Ferry Road
Ste 138 (East end of building)
St. Louis, MO 63125

Mon & Wed (3pm–7pm)
Every third Saturday (10am–4pm)

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