Thursday, October 29, 2009
I just thought you should know about a few things that we have a lot of:
FABRIC, ON ROLLS
There's a sample bundle of pretty much everything we have pinned to
the wall of Angie's office, across from Turner and next to Moka Joka.
It's primarily nylon, ranging from loose meshes up through some pretty
heavy duty material originally intended to make airbags out of.
Additionally, in non-roll form, we have a pretty amazing mixed jumble
of sheets, things that might have once been clothes, patterned
fabrics, et cetera.
About 200 pounds left of unscented, colored paraffin in sheet form.
Get it while it's cold.
About 30 cases (12 jars per case) of open-top glass jars formerly
home to a slow-burning candle, complete with crucifix embossing.
Over 2 dozen sheets sheets of 1/4" thick glass with steel security mesh
embedded in it, approx 12x12".
SHORT LENGTHS OF CHAIN W/ DOG CLIP
51 lengths, about 2' long, most with a dog clip on one end.
ODDS & ENDS
Unused toothpaste caps; shower curtain rings in a variety of styles;
retired card catalog cards; empty DVD and CD cases.
OLDIES & GOLDIES
Napkin holders and lunch trays. You know the ones. Still plenty to
About 30, assorted sizes/shapes. See container for details.
Every Wednesday 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
On the paint front, Kevin Wixted and Dale Inglett split the cost of shipping, and then split the paint with Repo. About 100 pounds have already been split between senior painters, sophomore painting classes, BAFA foundations, and the BFA freshmen, with another 20+ pounds of odd gel mediums and earthy hues lingering in Repo for a little while. What's left looks a little like this:
On the fabric front, we negotiated and picked it up, with zero monetary exchange. 22 rolls of mostly nylon, off-spec or otherwise unsellable: ChemStat / cleanroom fabrics, anti-static fabrics, airbag material, weird chemical-resistant filters materials, etc. We intend to ration this out gradually, keeping a few rolls at a time on public display to discourage reflexive hoarding of such awesome materials. Know that we have more, and that if you have a use for it we will provide it.
On the weight front, today's influx of material brought over the half-ton mark on both material out and material in, with total flow solidly into the 1-ton range. We didn't start counting until September 1st, so that really means a little over two weeks to hit 2,000 lbs.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The first Open Repo will be this Sunday at noon.
This is your opportunity as a member of the not-Repo to visit, volunteer, or just linger around quietly for a few minutes before walking off without talking to anyone.
Repo can be reached at this green arrow:
Sunday, August 9, 2009
First of all, Repo needs more space, or a major restructuring. We are at capacity because we are standing in for both a well-run campus recycling program and a houseware-donation program. We would like to have more space available for bringing in sweet industrial materials, like end-rolls of nylon (or Kevlar!), seconds from paint companies, and giant vinyl billboard tarps.
Second, Repo needs dependable people. We have a small core of trash ninjas, but if you are interested, and like midnight trashpicking and large quantities of stuff, please contact us (email@example.com).
Third, we are no longer providing the service of guilt-free trash disposal. If we are given stuff that you should have thrown out, we will throw it out too. This doesn't clear you of the negative karma of sending things to a landfill. In fact, it amplifies it so much that soon you might be hit by a bus.
More to come about imminent changes to Repo. Check back soon.