Business Donations

Reducing landfill tackles the threat of climate change, so the Let’s Waste Less website is a dedicated one-stop shop for residents of Worcestershire & Herefordshire offering advice on how they can start throwing less in bins.


We couldn’t exist without you! A huge amount of our materials come from local businesses. We offer a regular, free collection service in return for reusable, non-hazardous waste.

We accept a huge variety of scrap including plastics, fabrics, trimmings and punch-outs. Have a look at our Photo Gallery for more examples.

Donating to WRE will help you to reduce how much waste you send to landfill. You would also be supporting a community-based charity used by many schools, community groups and families in the local and surrounding areas.

If you are interested in donating to us then please fill in the form below and someone will contact you in the next few days.

Many thanks to all of the businesses that support us by donating their materials to us. We wouldn’t exist without you!

Domestic Waste

We are unable to collect domestic waste but will accept certain donations if they are brought in to the scrapstore.

The list below provides information about what items WRE will take.

Please phone or email us before you bring anything in to make sure that we want it!

We Take



Arts and Crafts Materials

We Don’t Take

Bottle Tops

Electrical Items


Used Food Container



Other Items not Mentioned

If you have other items which are not mentioned above then you can always email or telephone us and ask. If we don’t except it we may be able to point you in the right direction to some where that does.


Community RePaint schemes collect reusable, leftover paint and re-distribute it to individuals, families, communities and charities in need, improving the wellbeing of people and the appearance of places across the UK.

At Worcestershire Resource Exchange we have been members of the network since 2005. We are open to the general public, community groups and charities. We sell our paint for £2 per litre. If you need paint you can visit the store or contact us if you have any questions.


We will also collect paint from traders, retailers and manufacturers. This prevents leftover paint from going to waste and offers a considerable cost saving. If you have trade paint, please contact us to discuss our service and fees.

For more information about Community Repaint click here to visit their website.


WRE cannot exist without the generous donations local companies give us every week. Worcestershire Resource Exchange would like to take this opportunity to thank these companies, some of which would like to remain anonymous. 

Abbey & Lyndon Builders Limited is a family-based business, established in the Redditch area since 1969. WRE worked with Abbey & Lyndon to help reuse as much building materials as possible from the old Sons of Rest building in Gheluvelt Park in February 2018. Since then they have kindly donated to us all sorts of useful bits including guttering, wood, screws and loads of things we don't know what they are, but look very useful.