Recycled Materials Museum, also called “Museum of unnecessary things”, is situated on the territory of the plant for processing recycled "Kievgorvtorresurs", which is primary recycling plastics, paper and textile wastes.
The Museum of unnecessary things emerged literally from the landfill. People brought useless stuff to be recycled, and these things turned into a relic. Actually, the collection goes back to 1943, after Kyiv was liberated.
Actually, many artists of the XX century “worked” with garbage, placed it into galleries and exhibition centers. This museum impresses with its order. Litter as a panorama of soviet reality, litter as a memory archive, and litter, which symbolizes the culture, with all its incompleteness and crudity.
There are two expositions in the museum, first one is “live” on the street, main part is placed into a comfortable wooden cottage. Some exhibits are about 200 years, says the Kievgorvtorresurs employee. Busts of Lenin, instruments of torture, old cameras, gramophones, oil lamps, first iron curlers-scissors, the first shaving razor, rare atlas of Cuba or first metal hair dryer from Germany, all this stuff you can find in the museum. 7-meter-high statue of Lenin, which came from the Crimea, is standing by the same miniature figure.
The entrance is free, and also you may use the services of a guide, wandering among the most unique curiosities.