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Donate Recycled Goods

Give New Life to Old Materials.

A simple way to get involved at Arizona Science Center: Donate everyday household items. 

Thinking of tossing the cardboard tube from a paper towel roll? Wait! That can enjoy a second life as a rice-filled shaker or a model car. What about an empty soda bottle? We can use that to show curious minds how rockets work. 

Look around your home; you’ll be surprised to discover all the ways you can bring science to life with just a few simple materials. 

Call us at 602.716.2000 to donate recycled goods.

Everyday Science

In our “Everyday Science” video series, see how easily STEM activities can be conducted with regular household items.

STEM Supply Wish List

  • Cardboard tubes, such as paper towel tubes and toilet paper rolls
  • 1-gallon plastic jugs
  • 1-gallon and ½-gallon milk cartons
  • 2-liter soda bottles
  • 16-ounce soda bottles
  • 20-ounce soda bottles
  • Foam packing popcorn
  • Cereal boxes
  • Soup or vegetable cans
  • Shoe boxes
  • Mesquite tree pods

Make Science Easy

We love recycled home goods, so please bring us yours! But make sure all materials are clean and dry. To donate, call 602.716.2000.