We’re a cooperative in Edinburgh working for a world without waste! We empower our
community to live a low waste and low carbon life. Become a member and learn to fix a
bike, swap your preloved things, enjoy some rescued food and be inspired by new
Our activities include...
The Swapshop , where you can swap your unwanted things for something else that's
been preloved. You can find it at the Zero Waste Hub on 22 Bread Street.
The Food Sharing Hub , where you can fill a basket of rescued food and pay as you feel.
You can find it at the Zero Waste Hub on 22 Bread Street.
The Wee Spoke Hub , a DIY bike workshop where we empower you with the skills and
tools to repair your own bicycle. You can find it at 13 Guthrie Street.
The SHRUB Space workshop, where we run upcycling activities and environmental film screenings. You can find it at 17 Guthrie Street.
How we work
SHRUB Coop is organised non-hierarchically and strives to provide an inclusive and
empowering experience for all staff, volunteers, and members in our community. We
have a staff team who coordinate around 150 volunteers across the organisation to
deliver all our activities through working groups. Each project has a working group with
a staff member and a team of dedicated volunteers. Other core working groups, such as
Finance and Admin, Communications, and Welfare, exist to support projects across the
We value inclusivity and work with others to provide a welcoming community for all
We act with integrity and strive to be sustainable in everything we do
We live by co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.