35 years of Recycling Resources in Southampton

We are at the heart of the city’s crafting community

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Based in the city of Southampton for 35 years, our Scrapstore collects unwanted surplus and waste goods from retail, local organisations, and manufacturers in the south and redistributes them on to artists, schools and small businesses.

Our 500+ members use the materials in working with 50,000 children and 6,000 adults in and around Southampton -anyone is welcome to join as a member.

The Southampton Scrapstore is a not for profit charity which relies on donations, income from members and the efforts of a dedicated team of volunteers in order to exist.

We are governed by a Board of Trustees drawn from industry, education and the voluntary sector.

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Supporting Organisations & Education

We support Universities, city colleges and over 100 primary, secondary and academy school art departments in Southampton, Eastleigh and the New Forest.

Workshops for the community


We also have special memberships for Play groups, play/book buses, large pre-schools, nurseries, crèches, after-school clubs, toy libraries, theatres; hospital, council, college, and university departments, special schools, funded youth clubs, day centres, adventure playgrounds, art workshops, childminders associations

Enabling Volunteering


We enable people to volunteer for work experience or to build confidence and reduce isolation and run workshops in arts and crafts.