Free B and Q Wastage Stuff
A scheme run by the popular DIY chain B and Q is gaining a lot of attention now that several groups are showcasing what it is.
B & Q have a scheme known as “community re-use” where they hand out free stock to groups who need it.
This is generally stock that has become unsellable for whatever reason they decide. This stock would usually end up in the bins outside.
If you are part of a group then you will need to speak to the store manager – and before you ask, they won’t dish out freebies to just anybody.
If you are on your own then you pretty much have no chance whatsoever!
So what are your chances of getting some free wood or free paint or free “stuff” from B&Q?
Well here are their criteria. If you fit into this then you stand a chance of getting some great freebies.
Eligible groups include:
- Schools and colleges
- Child minders, playgroups and nurseries
- Allotment associations, community gardening projects
- Youth groups including scouts, guides and cadets
- Registered charities
- Conservation groups including The Conservation Volunteers and Forest Schools
- Community projects organised by local churches and other religious groups
- Women’s Institute, Lions Clubs, Rotary, Townswomen Guilds
- Royal British Legion
- Adult education projects, University of the Third Age
- Other local community groups
Why are B&Q doing this?
B and Q are doing this to help out the local community, and by the looks if it this scheme will be very popular. All major companies benefit from “free publicity” and most like to “do their bit” to help charity or local organizations. This is B&Q’s way of helping out.
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.
So really it depends what they have to offer. It is going to be limited, especially with more people finding out about it.
If you want the full scope, click the Orange coloured “get this” below to go to the B&Q site to find out more.