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The Greenshop

The Greenshop does Ecover refills using your existing empties. Save money & reduce packaging. It also has collection boxes for printer cartridges and Terracycle recycling – coffee packaging, Tassimo discs, toddler food pouches & biscuit wrappers.


Terracycle is sponsored by the manufacturers and provides a way of recycling ‘hard to recycle’ items not currently recycled via council collections: Biscuit wrappers, Cleaning product lids, Coffee packaging/Tassimo discs, Toddler food pouches, Pens. If you are in the Stroud area, drop items into boxes at the Bisley Greenshop or just inside the door of the Cafe at Ebley Mill council buildings. If you know anyone with children at Chalford Hill school, or Puddleducks playgroup, they can take them when dropping children off (no public access due to safeguarding).

Stroud District Kids Stuff takes items that are not needed by families and clean, mend and recycle them back out to families in need. They take everything from clothes & toys to children’s furniture

The Scrapstore is an imaginative solution for dealing with unwanted scrap material.  Do you know of a company wanting to get rid of unusual interesting scrap? Do you have a creative project looking for tubes, textiles, foam,felt, fabrics …. ?  Get in touch!

Stroud District Foodbank. Are you clearing out kitchen or bathroom cupboards or downsizing? Donate any unopened toiletries or in-date food items to be given to those who need it. Deliver or drop off at supermarkets listed on web site, many local community halls & churches also have donation points

Stroud District Furniture Bank  is a social enterprise which has the aim of using furniture to help the local community. HELPING YOU to recycle your unwanted furniture, appliances and bric-a-brac by providing a convenient, hassle free removal service


Recipro was launched in 2008 as a free to use service for the construction industry to pass on surplus and re-usable materials.  The construction industry in the UK uses approximately 420 million tonnes of materials and products per annum and generates 120 million tonnes of waste.

Use Recipro to find free and cheap building materials or to sell or pass on unwanted materials.

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. Each year over 300 million litres of paint (retail and trade) are sold in the UK. Of this, it is estimated that approximately 50 million litres are unused, stored in homes or garages or just thrown away. That’s enough paint to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools!


iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair things. Let’s fix the world, one device at a time. Troubleshoot with experts in the Answers forum—and build your own how-to guides to share with the world. Fix your Apple and Android devices—and buy all the parts and tools needed for your DIY repair projects.

Gloucestershire Bike Project offers lovingly refurbished bikes in all shapes and sizes.

Funds raised through bike sales are used to fund free bike building courses for vulnerable young people; free bike servicing events staged across the county; and many other projects and initiatives run each year.

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