Orinoco the Oxfordshire Scrapstore

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Welcome to Orinoco – The Oxfordshire Scrapstore.

Please note Orinoco no longer accepts paint from the public. We still stock some unopened tins of paint from commercial donors.

Orinoco is currently looking for a Store Manager:

Orinoco also urgently needs dedicated volunteers with time to come in at least one day a week and help out.

Contact mail@oxorinoco.org for more information about either role.


Orinoco is a charity, based in Oxford, UK that promotes re-use, art and creative play through education and direct action. From our Scrapstore in Headington we sell scrap items for art, play and creative projects, new art materials, and a range of DIY materials.

The Orinoco Scrapstore is open from 11am to 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 housefold items you no longer need and give them away. You can take things away too… All for free.

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

Become our friend on Facebook to meet other Orinoco fans and stay up to date with the latest news from the Scrapstore. [http://www.facebook.com/Oxorinoco]

Orinoco – The Oxfordshire Scrapstore – Registered Charity Number 1041798
Bullingdon Community Centre, Peat Moors (off the Slade), Headington. OX3 7HS. UK
[phone: 01865 761113 / 07960 661748]

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