Cambridge Community Scrapstore


Cambridge Community Scrapstore source unwanted goods from businesses and individuals, for members to purchase unusual arts and crafts items at a low cost. We encourage reuse and recycle and offer businesses a way to reduce their waste going to landfill and their waste cost, and it also helps extend the life of the scrap materials.

Our members are from all different backgrounds like schools, playgroups, home educators, festivals planners, artists. Anyone can join for as little as £5 and have a look around our exciting store, where each week there is something different.

Like our Facebook page to be kept up to date with opening times, new materials we have in stock and see what our members have been creating with our varied items.

Opening times and location

Scrapstore is open on Wednesday evenings and some Saturdays, during the school term only:

  • Every Wednesday evening, from 4 to 7.30pm
  • On the second Saturday of every month, from 1.30 to 3pm
  • We’re not open on any Saturdays in April, but we’ll announce where we’ll be at Easter soon
  • 14 July is the final date we’re open before we close for the summer holiday

You can find Scrapstore at Unit 17, Barnwell Business Park, Barnwell Drive, Cambridge CB5 8UZ.


  • Individual membership: £5 per year
  • Group membership: £10 per year

Members are given a reusable bag which they can fill with the materials of their choice. As a member you pay £1 per bag of materials if you bring your bag back for a refill, and £1.50 per bag of materials if you would like to buy additional bags.

To become a member, bring a completed copy of the application form (or ask us for a copy) when you visit us.

Payments can only be completed at our store as we only accept cash. We can issue printed receipts for your records.


Cambridge Community Scrapstore relies on kind donations of unwanted materials from local businesses and the local community. Our donation guide [PDF, 441kB] [PDF, 441kB] gives an idea of the types of material we accept. Please feel free to get in touch for a no obligation chat about what treasures you may be wasting and we may be wanting.

We are fully licenced with the Environment Agency and collections that fit into our normal schedules are usually free. Donations can be offered by email, phone call or via our Facebook page.

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