The Scrapstore Birmingham

Our shop is open to everyone – no membership required.

We are the Scrapstore behind the BLUE DOOR at The Hollymoor Centre, Northfield B31 5ER.

Head for the BLUE DOOR at the rear of the Church Building as you turn on to Manor Park Grove.

Opening times:

Tues – Fri   10am – 4pm

PLUS………1st Saturday in the month 10am – 2pm

(See our social media for Saturday opening dates – @ScrapstoreBirmingham)

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. All items are individually marked with a suggested donation price. No minimum spend. New stock is coming in every week!

Please feel free to send us your creations either via email or social media. With your permission, we often share makes on our social media to give others creative inspiration!

Card and cash payment accepted.

There is a constant supply of interesting materials entering the scrapstore including:

    • Loose parts
    • Packaging & containers
    • Foam
    • Card making supplies
    • Haberdashery
    • Fabric, felt & wool
    • Reels & tubes
    • Mount board, paint & stationery
    • Dressing up
    • Tiles
    • Homeware
    • …and much more…


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

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

Donations from individuals are also accepted with open arms. 

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 donate or for further information, please email Pip at Birmingham PlayCare Network  –

Examples of Donations:

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  1. I have a large bin bag of different fabrics, from patchwork size to a few shirt lengths. Also a bag of new wool roving, mixed colours. I could also sort out a box of buttons, mixed sizes and colour, but not sure whether these would be suitable for children. Please let me know. It would be very helpful if you could collect , as I’m a pensioner and only drive very locally. Thanks, Nicola

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