B&Q Community Re-use

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

The types of material includes:

  • Wood, including off cuts and single use pallets

  • Plastic plant pots and trays

  • Part filled cans of paint. This might be used for a mural or for covering graffiti as well as for decorating

  • 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

The scheme used to be called Waste Donation – but has been renamed B&Q Community Reuse.


Community painting project

If your charity, community group, college or school would like to find out more, 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 cannot guarantee what will be offered or when due to the nature of the materials we are donating.

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

  • Hospices

  • 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 contact your local store or email Community@b-and-q.co.uk