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B & Q Community Wastage Scheme Free Items

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Community re-use

B&Q stores have been donating unsellable materials and products to local community groups for many years. It's a great way to reduce waste whilst helping the community.

The types of material includes:

Wood, including off cuts and single use pallets

Plastic plant pots and trays

Damaged or part filled cans of paint.

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

Community painting project

If your charity, community group, college or school would like to find out more, please get in touch with us. We will add your details to our 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 we have many groups registered with us and demand for support is very high. Whilst we would love to provide materials to every organisation who joins the scheme this is not always possible. We cannot guarantee when we will be able to support, or what will be offered due to the nature of the materials being donated.

We expect that materials donated will not be sold on – and that the group collecting will take responsibility for responsible disposal if necessary.

The community groups we have worked with for B&Q Community Reuse have included:

Community garden projects

Registered charities

Schools and colleges

Community Repaint

Youth groups, Scouts and Guides


Preschool groups and registered child minders

Please note that these are unsellable items. B&Q cannot guarantee the suitability for re-use. No electrical or dangerous products can be donated e.g. broken ladders, faulty chairs or lights. We do not donate items to individuals.

For more information please visit your local store or email Community@b-and-q.co.uk.

Find out more about what to do with leftover paint

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sunshinemum21 days ago

Thanks for sharing, great idea but most community schemes are closed at the moment https://communityrepaint.org.uk/news_and_stories/covid-19-updates/

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21 days ago

Thanks for the update, I will expire the post 👍 🐞

archanat20 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing with us

Dennab20 days ago

I used to use the wood they left out in the car park for people to take. It's a great idea.

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