The MKPA Scrapstore

Many companies have waste materials that they have to dispose of in some way.

Many companies have waste materials that they have to dispose of in some way. This generally involves sending the waste to landfill or for incineration, which is a poor use of resources, is harmful to the environment and usually costs the company money.

A lot of the material that is thrown away really is too good to waste. This is where our Scrapstore comes in.

We collect clean recyclable waste material from local companies and take it to our Scrapstore where it is soon put to use by a local playgroup, school, community group or any other MKPA member.

We always have a wide range of materials available for members to use for play, art and craft activities, den building, or design and technology projects.

How to donate

It couldn’t be simpler. If you are a local company and have suitable items to donate, please just give us a call. We collect any suitable scrap items, FREE OF CHARGE, at a mutually convenient time.

We can find a use for most things, as long as they are clean and non-toxic. We have listed opposite some examples of the kinds of material we are looking for – although this really is just a guide.

Why not join the many local companies that are already doing the right thing for local children, while at the same time saving money?

Do you have any of these items…?

  • Production off-cuts and surpluses
  • Reject stock
  • Shop clearances
  • Old promotional material
  • Out of date stock
  • Clean paper and card
  • Fur
  • Fabrics
  • Foam
  • Plastics
  • Stickers
  • Containers…


Milton Keynes Play Association

4 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, MK11 3HB or phone us on 01908 263033

Opening times

Monday – Closed

Tuesday -Friday 10am – 4.30pm
4:30 – 5:30: Late appointments. Book Here:

Saturday Mornings TBC
Sunday & Bank Holidays CLOSED


We love to see children enjoying themselves and having fun at playtime. That’s why we have developed ‘Scrapshacks. These bespoke containers are filled with recycled or up-cycled materials and outdoor play equipment. Children can just help themselves to whatever they want, and be as creative as they like at playtime. Schools put Scrapshacks in their grounds and we fill them with new resources every term.
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