Our Cambridge Community Scrapstore sources interesting and unusual arts and crafts items that members can buy at a low cost.
Anyone can join – our members include schools, playgroups, home educators, festivals planners and artists, as well as individuals. Membership costs as little as £5.
We’re open on Wednesday evenings and some Saturday afternoons during the school term, and there’s always something new in stock!
We encourage reuse and recycling – materials are often unwanted goods from local businesses and individuals. The scheme offers businesses a way to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill, and the associated costs. Find out more about how to donate materials further down the page.
Opening times and location
During term time, our opening hours are:
- Every Wednesday evening during the school term, from 4 to 7.30pm
- On the second Saturday of every month during the school term, from 1.30 to 3pm
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.
Scrapstore relies on kind donations of unwanted materials from local businesses and the local community. Our donation guide gives an idea of the types of material we accept.
Donations can be offered by email, phone call or via our Facebook page. Contact us for a no obligation chat about what treasures you might be wasting and we might be wanting.
We are fully licensed with the Environment Agency, and collections that fit into our normal schedules are usually free.