Worcestershire Resource Exchange

Worcestershire Resource Exchange is a ‘scrapstore’ in Worcester, which after 18 years trading is to close permanently.

The project has faced many issues recently, with the Covid 19 pandemic and with its current premises and has been unable to open to the public for over a year.
The project did some trade online during this time and has been supported by its parent organisation, the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust, an environmental charity established by the late Cecil Duckworth CBE. 

WRE was set up originally as the Worcester Scrap House project, an initiative with City and County council support, before the Trust took it on solely in 2009.

The Trust has been trying to secure new premises for the project over the last few years and had managed to secure a brand-new city centre location but needed to find additional warehousing, for that to be viable. 

Sadly, the search has proved unsuccessful, and the DWT Trustee board have confirmed that the charity can no longer afford to support the staff and running costs.

WRE was a vibrant, colourful project with amazing resources, which brought joy to its members and customers and dedicated volunteers. Its closure will be a disappointment and shock to many.

For more information, please visit www.wre.uk.com or contact the DWT Project Manager on info@dwt.org.uk or 01905 734979