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.
*** Christmas & New Year Opening Times ***
WRE will be:
- Open up to and including Saturday 21st December 2013
- Closed 22nd December 2013 - 8th January 2014
- Reopening Thursday 9th January 2014 and back to usual opening times
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.
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.