Inspiring people through
environmental education.

We preserve & care for the Earth's natural resources,
while working to build sustainable communities.


School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education

SCARCE is an award-winning environmental education non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable communities. We accomplish this through innovative and hands-on education programs for schools and organizations, demonstrating care for people and our natural resources through our Reuse Center, and engaging the broader public through community-wide events and programs.

For over 30 years SCARCE has been implementing change to foster a more sustainable future. Find out how we can make an impact together.



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What We Collect At SCARCE

SCARCE is committed to finding a way to keep “stuff” out of a landfill by finding a way to reuse or recycle as much as we can!

  • Books
  • Eyeglasses
  • School and Office Supplies
  • Corks
  • Crayons
  • Holiday Lights
  • LP Records
  • Electrical cords
  • Keys

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How SCARCE Helps

SCARCE works to keep things out of the landfill and
get them to people near and far that can use them.

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What's Happening at SCARCE


Meet Our July 2021 Eco-Extraordinaires

Jul 02 2021


Take the Plastic Free July Pledge!

Jul 02 2021


New Permanent Recycling Center Opens in Aurora

Jul 02 2021


Little Things Add Up: Updates on our Bread Tag & Holiday Lights Collections

Jul 02 2021


New Teachers: SCARCE Can Help You

Jun 01 2021

Featured Staff Member

Jean Kent

Jean started at SCARCE in 2015 as an environmental educator, focusing on presenting interactive programs and coordinating the specifics of each to meet the unique needs of every group or individual. She holds a Masters in Education and effectively teaches all topics and age groups. Her passion and enthusiasm for the environment inspires everyone she works with.

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