What is Scrapstore?
Swindon Children's Scrapstore is a low cost community resource centre and environmental charity, which collects businesses redundant re-usable materials otherwise destined for landfill.
The Scrapstore is an Aladdin’s Cave of creative materials stimulating your imagination and breathing new life into discarded items.
With pressure mounting on businesses to reduce waste outputs and dispose of their surplus responsibly: Scrapstore actively assists businesses by collecting their selected safe, surplus materials. We store the resources at the Scrapstore and our visitors or member groups collect all the resources they need and take it back to their groups to use in creative play..
We stock all sorts of things people need for creative play: ‘Transforming Waste Things into Play Things’ through creative play, art and crafts, educational and recreational activities offering opportunities to experiment with different colours, textures and materials.
Scrapstore works directly with the local community educating children, parents, child minders, play leaders and play professionals about reducing waste, re-using materials and recycling.
We actively encourage local businesses to reduce their waste bills, improve their ‘green status’ and support the local community by getting in touch with us.
Who uses Scrapstore?
We are open to 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 a few with the provision of low cost creative materials.
How to use Scrapstore?
Visitors – Come along to the Scrapstore Shop, take a basket for £5 or a trolley for £10 and have a look round selecting your creative play materials, once you have finished return to the reception and simply make a donation for your materials.
Members - save up to £100 a year! Our membership predominately comprises of individuals, schools, community organisations and voluntary groups but membership is open to all.
Membership - Pay our annual subscription and you can collect materials from the Scrapstore resource centre free of charge all year round.
Please click here to downoad the latest membership application form.
We need your scrap!
If you have a loft clear out, office clear out or anywhere clear out, think of us. Don't just chuck in the car or the van and dump it at the tip. Call us or call in and see if we can take it or not.
The image on the left shows some of the things that we would like, but here is a better list.
New Products – damaged, out of date, or old stock. We
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You can find out more about Swindon Children's Scrapstore from the Charities Commission Website