About Scrapstore

SCRAPSTORE, Swindon is a low cost community resource centre and environmental charity that is home to a multitude of projects dedicated to releasing the untapped potential of all things, people and possibilities.

An Aladdin's cave of materials ready to stimulate your imagination. From crafts to furniture, reclamation to DIY and play - SCRAPSTORE has something for you. 

What We Need

We are interested in any materials or items that can be used in an art, craft, DIY, reclamation or play context. So long as all materials are clean, safe and suitable all it takes is a call to confirm and we are more than capable of taking large quantities off your hands €“ even clearing whole offices and stockpiles!

The more colourful and unusual the better, particularly with regard to paper, fabrics and plastics. If you can deliver, great! If not, call and we will arrange a convenient collection. Do something amazing today and get in touch. 


We are open to any member of the general public and support schools, community groups, child-minders, nurseries, colleges, students, youth groups, after-school clubs, crafters, art and drama groups, to name only a few. Our aim is to provide access for all to low cost creative materials, inspiration and resources. Whoever you are there will be a SCRAPSTORE for you.




    If you have a home, nursery, business, school or warehouse having a clear out  - please think of us. Don't just chuck it in the car or the van and dump it at the tip - Call us and see if we can use your scrap!

    The Resource Donation Process

    1. We are interested in any materials or items that can be used in an art, craft or play context.
    2. Materials must be clean and safe.
    3. The more colourful the better, particularly with regard to paper, fabric and plastics
    4. Strange, exotic, unusual materials are our 'holy grail'!
    5. New Products: damaged, out of date, or old stock. From toys to stationery, books, toiletries, art materials, packaging, storage containers etc.
    6. If the scrap is suitable we can take large quantities!
    7. If you can deliver, great! If not - we can collect.
    8. This list is incomplete! If you've got something that's not listed here and you think it would be
    useful, call us.

    The Benefits of becoming a SCRAPSTORE Resource Supplier

    Your business may be able to use their materials donations in working towards ISO 14001 or BS 8555 environmental standards management for industry. Additionally at SCRAPSTORE we encourage you to promote your good work and donations in the press and in your own company reports. Our Partners in business find this CSR invaluable to supporting their reputation in the community and in turn helps us too! It really is your chance to make a difference, today. From an environmental perspective reuse ensures compliance with your company green policy as the most carbon friendly solution for your businesses excess.

    Have a look at our Items Most Wanted List to see how your business might be able to give back!