Trash to Treasure is a non-profit organization that has a mission to locate clean, re-usable materials and redistribute these items as valuable educational and artistic resources.

Creative Reuse Center Hours of Operation:
Friday: 2pm to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 5:30pm

Hidden Green Treasure of the Month


Call for Artists: Trash 2 Art 2013

Detour Butterfly Professional Adult 1st Place 2012 be held at Studio 18 in the Pines - December 3 - 28, 2013

Here at Trash 2 Treasure Creative Reuse Center - Fort Lauderdale we are busy prepping for our annual art event -- Trash 2 Art.  

What started out as an idea to simply raise a bit of operating capital and have some fun growing awareness for our scrappy organization quickly grew into what is now considered the premier re-purposed art show in South Florida. 

This year we're taking our show to Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines.  We'll be celebrating with our official opening in conjunction with their first Friday open house on December 6, 2013, from 7p - 9p. 

The complete exhibition will run from December 3 - December 28, 2013 at the facility at Studio 18 in the Pines, 1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025.  For the third year, this will be a juried exhibition with cash prizes to the winners in professional, amateur, and student categories.

Intake for artists will be Saturday, November 30th, from 10am - 2pm 
and then again on Monday, December 2nd from 10am - 2pm.  Commit early by paying on-line and save $5 on the entrance fee. Adults commit to a Trash to Treasure membership and your entry is half price.

Artists may register through this link here:

Watch for updates on the specific festivities over on our Facebook page along with nearly 2000 supportive  "fans" at

Do you have an idea you'd like to share to add some excitement to our event?Please contact us at 888-828-8242.

And, since no event like this is possible without community partners, we are actively seeking sponsors at this time. If you are a like-minded business owner or individual who wants to support this event and/or the other community services that Trash 2 Treasure provides, please contact us at 888-828-8242 or email us at  

As we receive confirmation from our partners, we'll be sharing their special message of support here and through our growing network of collaborators. 

And remember, all ages are welcome to participate as artists and all mediums are welcome. Our only requirement is that the materials used must be 75% recycled or re-purposed.

So, register here:, mark your calendar for 11/30 Intake and 12/6 for the reception, and now go create! Check out this cool resource for art events!


Click HERE to view ALL photos on Facebook!

Need a clever gift? A gift that teaches, is fun, but is inexpensive?
Check out T2T's latest brainchild,TINY TREASURES.

Tiny Treasures - green gift ideas for the holidaysDesigned to stimulate imaginative play while teaching the value of resources and appreciating what is in our “own backyard”, Tiny Treasures also helps parents and educators discover simple ways to support excellent skill development and environmental awareness in kids. From the tiniest piece of scrap ribbon to rethinking play with recognizable toy pieces, Tiny Treasures ideally engages kids ages 5 to 12 years. Make a 3-d picture, a mobile, build a bridge, a tower, a mini world, explore textures and colors together, or make up your own story. Adults can use TINY TRESURES to play and teach younger children basic shapes, colors, contrasts ~ light/dark, rough/smooth , hard/soft etc.~ , sorting, and storytelling. Each treasure tube is unique and comes with a parent guide. Kits challenge kids to create without scissors and glue helping to develop problem-solving skills. Or go ahead and add scissors, glue, colors and create a more permanent masterpiece. Just remind your young Picasso/O’Keefe/Einstein to look in the world around them for new “scappy” treasures to add to their tube. You will want to play along, but hey, remember to give the kid some space…at these prices, you can buy your own tube!

1 Tube, $3
3 or more, $2 each


Caution! May contain small pieces, please chose age appropriate Tubes and use adult supervision when necessary. 

Buy Books, Spread Literacy

Help us raise money for our non-profit by clicking above link to purchase used books!

TRASH 2 ART 2011 was a SUCCESS!
Congratulations to all those who entered!

Artwork was created out of at least 75% scrap materials

Thanks to Johnny our awesome volunteer for taking these photos!

Trash to Treasure is a drop off point for Broward College's Terracycle Program

T2T teams with Broward College to expand TerraCycle program

To increase the amount of materials upcycled by TerraCycle , Trash to Treasure is partnering with Broward College to collect ALL of TerraCycle's program materials.  College students earning service hours will sort and prepare materials for shipping to TerraCycle. TerraCycle pays nonprofits for materials collected.  All revenue will go to the Michelle Lawless Scholarship Fund. The Fund provides scholarships to females pursuing an Environmental Science A.A.

MORE ITEMS NOW ACCEPTED! Click HERE for the list.  
You can bring the materials to Trash to Treasure during our Creative Reuse Center hours.  If you have any questions, email T2T friend Jarrod Hersh .  He works at BC and is coordinating the program over there.

Thanks for supporting reuse and recycling! 

Trash to Treasure Flyer

Help us spread the word by hanging up a flyer at your school or business!!

Click here for a printable PDF!

Our extended hours are over, but we still have tons of supplies! Lets ALL help close the recycling loop by purchasing used whenever possible. Trash to Treasure is overflowing with wonderful supplies for teachers & students. We have pencils, markers, pens, paper, binders, folders, paint, crayons, pastels, large colorful bulletin board paper, fabric, playkits, a lending library, and tons of craft ideas.

Photo gallery sampling of our many supplies!

Raise money for Trash to Treasure just by searching the web and shopping online!

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We depend on membership to pay the rent! Thank you!