DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment.
All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used.
The community groups B&Q have worked with for 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
B&Q also works with Community Repaint, a network of schemes that collects any surplus, re-usable paint and redistributes it within their communities to individuals and families on low income, charities and community groups.
Charities, community groups, colleges or schools interested should get in touch with B&Q. B&Q will add the organisation’s 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.