B&Q stores have been donating unsellable materials and products to their local community groups for many years. It’s a great way to reduce waste whilst helping out the community.
The types of material includes:
Wood, including off cuts and single use pallets
Plastic plant pots and trays
Part filled cans of paint. This might be used for a mural or for covering graffiti as well as for decorating
Broken tiles and slabs
Ends of wallpaper rolls
Plants that are not in peak condition and other compostable materials
Old products that have been written off
If your charity, community group, college or school would like to find out more, get in touch with B&Q. They will add your details to their database of community groups. When a B&Q store has something to donate, they will use this list to get in touch with groups in their area.
Please note that B&Q cannot guarantee what will be offered or when due to the nature of the materials they are donating.
The community groups B&Q have worked with for as part of the Community Reuse scheme have included:
- Community garden projects
- Registered charities
- Schools and colleges
- Community Repaint
- Youth groups, Scouts and Guides
- Preschool groups and registered child minders
For more information please contact your local store or email Community@b-and-q.co.uk.