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Please note that the Scrapstore is closed on Wednesday 26 January and Monday 31 January. This is due to staff shortages. 

Our Cambridge Community Scrapstore sources interesting and unusual arts and crafts items that you can buy at a low cost.

Anyone can join – fill in a form when you visit, and we’ll give you a membership card. Individual membership costs £2.50 for six months, or it’s £5 for a group.

You can only pay for membership or items using a debit or credit card – we cannot accept cash.

Members fill a basket with the materials of their choice. Each basket costs £1.50. Some materials cost extra – these are clearly marked.

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:

  • Mondays, 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesdays, 4 to 6pm

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

Material donations

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.

You can offer donations 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.