Our mission is to banish boredom and save the planet using creativity and play to inspire the reuse of materials. Over its 23 year history Orinoco has saved lorry loads of interesting resources from ending up in landfill.

Our Scrapstore in Headington sells scrap items for art, crafts, play and creative projects as well as new art materials, refurbished tools and DIY stuff. Our Scrapstore is open from 11am until 4pm on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. [Map]


You don’t have to be a member to shop with us, just come along to the store and join in. We are here for everyone: mums, dads, children, young people, teachers, childcare professionals, artists…

  • We collect suitable waste materials from businesses for potential reuse. If your company is paying good money to throw stuff away it’s worth calling us to see if we can help find a better use for your rubbish.
  • We accept usable garden and workshop tools.
  • We hold a monthly ‘Swap Shop’ on the second Saturday of every month. This is an opportunity to bring usable household items you no longer need and give them away. You can take things away too… All for free.

For more info please telephone 01865 761113. email or check out the Facebook page.

#TheBigMake – December Challenge

We love to celebrate the creativity of our community! Help us do this in #thebigmake challenge and you could win a Waitrose Hamper!

Drop in, pick up a cone, make your own thing, share a photo on social media and you’re in with a chance of winning! More information¬†HERE!

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