Copyright © Play And Recycling Centre. ​Registered Charity No. 1052059

Company No. 02698356. Website created by Malcolm Richardson

Play And Recycling Centre

The Centre was founded on March 18th 1992.​ It occupies a Victorian building, which originally served as a textile industry warehouse, in Werburgh Street in the heart of Derby. The Centre gives volunteers the chance to gain experience in materials handling, processing, warehousing, customer care, administration, and IT skills.


The Centre is staffed by two employees ...

  • Centre Coordinator - Maureen Burgoyne
  • Paint Store Controller - Dennis Rothwell

... and over 40 volunteers, including 5 Management Committee members - the Board of Directors.


We take safe waste from businesses, and the material collected is first processed into useful sized batches, then used creatively in all sorts of artistic projects by our members, who include scout groups, schools, commercial artists, individuals, and families. Our Scrapstore stocks all sorts of things people need for creative activities, such as paper and card, foam, plastic pots, tubes and tubs, netting, fabric, and all manner of offcuts and left overs from business. You'll be amazed at what strange things you'll find in our Scrapstore, and all the material is available to our members at very low cost.​


Please note that opening times, prices, suggested donations, and hire charges, are subject to change without notice.