The Scrapstore Birmingham

The Scrapstore Birmingham collects & sorts materials, or ‘scrap’, donated by individuals & businesses for redistribution to individuals & organisations supporting play & creativity.


* * * New Satellite store now open in Yardley * * *

Unit 6, Swan Courtyard, Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingam, B26 1BV


About the scrapstore

The store officially opened its doors in October 2011. Birmingham PlayCare Network’s (BPCN) scrapstore supports the reuse of unwanted materials that have been donated by businesses and individuals across Birmingham. We collect and sort waste/surplus materials which would often be diverted to landfill and redistribute it to out of school providers, schools, community groups and individuals

The scrapstore offers out of school providers, schools, community groups and individuals the opportunity to access a wide range of high quality materials, save money and promote the reuse of waste materials.


What’s in the scrapstore…

There is a constant supply of materials entering the scrapstore:

  • Unused/discarded stock
  • Off cuts, by-products
  • Packaging, containers
  • Foam, wood, plastics
  • Cardboard, card, paper,
  • Fabric, felt, wool
  • Reels, tubes, foils
  • Boards, paint, stationery
  • …and much more…

Current scrapstore opening times:

The scrapstore is open Mondays and Tuesdays, 10.00am – 4.00pm (last pick at 3.30pm).  Visits to the scrapstore are by appointment only and should be made at least 24 hours in advance.


Christmas period opening times:

The Scrapstore Birmingham will be closed for the Christmas period from Monday 19th December 2016 to Monday 2nd January 2017.

The closure covers both of the organisation’s sites in the Jewellery Quarter and Yardley respectively.

After this period, both sites will be open as normal, adhering to the current opening times.


BPCN will help businesses to reduce waste, save money, help the environment and make links with their local community. The waste, as scrap, will be re-used across Birmingham with over 1,000 childcare establishments, plus increasing numbers of parents and guardians who are joining BPCN to access the scrapstore.

Local businesses who contribute may be able to use their donations as a direct contribution to their corporate and social responsibility commitment.

We can collect waste free of charge from the Birmingham area. All we ask is for the scrap to be clean, safe and ready to collect.

If you have any materials that you feel may be suitable and wish to donate please contact us. We can then assess your materials and arrange a collection/delivery date and time

To book a visit, to donate or for further information, please contact Birmingham PlayCare Network on 0121 236 2917 or