The Edinburgh Scrap Store is a unique resource, where scrap materials can be donated, stored, collected by members and re-used. Unwanted materials can be accessed by anyone with a membership, enabling scrap to take on new life and to be used in an infinite amount of ways. The Scrap Store promotes creativity and environmental awareness whilst diverting unnecessary waste from landfill.
Granton Scrap Store
Find them on Facebook @edinburghscrapstore
For donations: T: 07870 621 086
Impact Arts accept furniture in reasonable condition, along with wood, paint and any fabrics or materials for their arts projects. Please call them to arrange collection (no drop off).
T: 0131 661 9102
Are looking for donations of materials and loose parts to make recycled play equipment. Individuals, businesses and organisations can contribute materials that can be used by children through play or in craft projects. These might be off cuts, damaged or low quality goods. They are interested in non-hazardous items which may include:
Paper and card, pots, cardboard/plastic tubes, ribbon, material, old window displays items, mannequins, lids, foam, foil, Perspex, tyres, guttering, tubes ,paints, wool.
T: 0131 664 4922
W: Find them on Facebook - EdinburghPlayBox
For the University of Edinburgh art students:
The Free-Use Hub at Edinburgh College of Art is a place for students to give away spare materials and equipment to a good home, and for others to find free, useful stuff for their work and studies.
Some examples of materials; canvases, timber, metal, paint, electronic devices and materials which were part of someone else’s work.
Please note, UoE student email is needed to access.