The Scrapstore Birmingham

We’ve moved!

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.

Current Scrapstore opening times:

                                            Tues – Fri   10am – 4pm

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

New stock is coming in each week.

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…


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.


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

Green Magpie: Summer 2021
Checkout some of our scrap craft videos on youTube