Zerolandfill Atlanta 2019

Aug 16—23, 2019
All Day

Sponsored by IIDA Georgia and ADAC

In the design and construction industry, we find ourselves creating a lot of waste from expired or unused materials collected in our finish libraries that inevitably make their way to the landfill.  So ZeroLandfill asked why not re-purpose or up-cycle these materials back into our community? Once unwanted materials can have a new life as free source materials for educators and non-profit associations, or be transformed into works of art by artists and crafters.

For a seventh year, IIDA Georgia has partnered with Wilsonart to bring the ZeroLandfill event to Atlanta. To date, these organizations have helped upcycle thousands of pounds of FREE architectural and interior design samples.


Picking up Materials? We welcome all educators, crafters, hobbyist, artists, students and the general public to join us on Saturday, August 17th and August 24th at Certified Finishes from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM. First come, first serve! We recommend showing up earlier rather than later during in day. Register under “Material Pick Up”


Feel free to bring your own items to “shop” with, such as wagons, buggies, carts, etc.

Please share the word!

Volunteering? We need lots of volunteers to help us both Fridays, August 16th and 23rd and Saturdays, August 17th and 24th. Register under “Volunteer” and we will send additional information to you via e-mail. For those in the design industry, each volunteer hour can be self-reported as one USGBC CE hour to help you maintain your LEED GA or AP credentials.


Donating Materials: Donations are accepted on one of our drop off days, Friday, August 16th and Friday, August 23rd from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.


To Learn More Information

Items Accepted:

  • Carpet tiles
  • Flooring samples
  • Fabric (memo size or larger)
  • Paint decks
  • Plastic laminate chips
  • Brick
  • Tile, stone, and brick samples
  • Wallcovering books & memos
  • Glass & metal samples

Please No:

  • Binders & binder cards
  • Sample tip cards
  • Magazines
  • Office supplies


Certified Finishes

2333 Defoor Hills Road NW

Atlanta, GA 30318