WRE - The Worcester Scrapstore

Worcestershire Resource Exchange is a 'scrapstore' which collects clean and safe waste from a range of local industries and businesses, diverting it from landfill. This 'Aladdin's Cave' of low cost reclaimed material is then made available to members as a creative resource for projects.

Our opening hours are Thursday 12pm-7pm, Friday 10am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm.


*** Easter Holiday Opening Times ***

WRE will be open on Thursday 17th April from 12pm to 7pm

Don't forget our traditional Easter Chick Hunt!

We will be closed on Good Friday 18th April and Easter Saturday.

WRE will reopen on Thursday 24th April at 12pm

Happy Easter from the WRE Gang.


Materials On Offer

Our materials change constantly but we often have paper, felt, cardboard, shiny film, sticky backed plastic, foam, plastic cups, fabrics, tubing and much much more!

You never know what new things we might have from week to week and this makes the scrapstore worth visiting regularly or keeping up to date with by email or in our News And Events section.

Alongside these resources we also sell other reclaimed materials. There is a selection of household paints and hard and soft wood for DIY.


More Than Just A Scrapstore!

Other things that WRE offer include:

  • An art & craft shop and library with colour photocopying facilities
  • A database of artists specialising in reuse
  • 'Make Your Own' resource packs created by our team of WREmaker volunteers
  • 330 litre compost bins - only £11.00!
  • ... and, of course, lots of suggestions and ideas about how our resources can be used.
Art & Craft Shop Wood Paint


How To Join

Membership of WRE is open to schools, groups and individuals and more information can be found on our How To Join page.

You need to be a member in order to buy resources from our main scrapstore but you don't need membership to buy the household paint, wood, materials from our art & craft shop or if you just want to have a look around.

If you have any questions or need any help then please contact us by phone, email or pop in & see us.