Recipro Wales – a collaboration benefiting communities

A growing network of companies are benefiting from reduced waste bills and carbon savings by donating surplus construction materials to Recipro Wales.

A collaborative project between Constructing Excellence in Wales, Swansea Care and Repair and Recipro-UK, the project enables the construction industry to donate small quantities of unused, surplus construction materials to community groups, schools and social enterprises to access at heavily discounted rates for use in projects – giving useful materials a second chance and avoiding costly disposal.

Construction waste is diverted from landfill and local projects can be accelerated by using good quality materials that don’t cost the earth, so it’s a win-win.

Dawnus Construction have donated small quantities of surplus materials to Recipro Wales, Sam Bains, Site Manager for Dawnus explains “We are keen supporters of the Recipro Wales concept, any materials which can be used and prevented from being downcycled are donated which reduces our waste costs and helps local projects”.

An Eco School in Neath has benefitted from accessing materials which accelerated their gardening project.  Teresa Seymour, Teaching Assistant at Alderman Davies Church in Wales Primary School clarifies: “Using materials that would have otherwise been disposed of at landfill allows me to introduce the concept of environmental responsibilities while the children are enjoying a practical task and we achieved our goal in a very short time”.

The centre in Swansea has stock of paint and decorating supplies, building materials and storage and plumbing supplies

All not-for-profit projects or enterprises are eligible to use the service and access top quality materials at a fraction of retail costs – there is a quick and easy sign up process which enables browsing of available items, visit

Construction businesses who would like to join the growing network of materials donors should speak to site waste expert Jim Owen on 07913 993 280.