B&Q – Waste Donation Scheme

B&Q - Waste Donation Scheme

B&Q – Waste Donation Scheme

B&Q, through its UK and Republic of Ireland stores, donates unsalable products to community groups, charities and schools for projects that will benefit the local community.

Current Status – Open for Applications

Maximum value: – Discretionary

B&Q operates the Waste Donation Scheme through all of its stores.  B&Q donates unsalable products and waste materials for re-use, such as slightly damaged tins of paint, off-cuts of timber, odd rolls of wallpaper, and end-of-range materials.

Donated products should benefit the local community and the environment.

Value Notes

Unsalable or waste B&Q products are available for re-use.

Who Can Apply

Community groups, charities and local schools throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply.


Restrictions are as follows:

  • Donations are not made to individuals.
  • B&Q takes health and safety into consideration, therefore electrical, petrol and gas items, dangerous products, eg broken ladders, faulty chairs or lights, are not available for donation.

Eligible Expenditure

Items should be used for projects which benefit the local community and the environment.

How To Apply – Applications may be made at any time.

Frequency: Rolling programme.

Link to guidelines

Useful information:

Groups will need to complete a waste donation form, which is available from the environmental champion, diversity champion, or duty manager in store.  The form must be returned to the store, together with a covering letter (on headed paper) to the Manager of the B&Q store from which items are requested, indicating the school/charity/community group’s interest in receiving waste items.  Subject to the request being authorised, the school/charity/group will be added to a list of potential recipients.

Applicants are advised to keep in contact with the store to check on availability of materials. Stores may also contact applicants, should appropriate items be available for donation.


To find out what other funding is available in your area please visit TVA’s Funding Portal by clicking here

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