At Creative Junk we take it – you make it !

We collect unwanted materials from around the community and offer them for sale to the public for use in creative projects. Pop in to our Christchurch warehouse – you will be amazed at the range of materials we stock under one roof!
From early learning materials to craft resources – we have it all!

Our vision: A world where we recycle, reuse and rethink in a creative, imaginative way.

We now have Eftpos!! Yay!

Come and see us!!

Creative Junk
25 Disraeli Street
Christchurch 8024
Tel: (03) 379 4040

Opening hours

Wednesday 11am – 5pm
11am – 5pm
11am – 5pm
11am – 1pm

Closed Public Holidays and over Christmas


Download a pdf of our flyer with info about how we help our community, where we are, opening hours and the kinds of things we collect and sell.


Download a list of the creative materials that we commonly accept.

Find out what we do

Creative Junk in Christchurch has a huge variety of items available. Come and visit our store.
There is so much to see in our store!

Our Christchurch store

From textiles to paint, early learning materials, cardboard, paper, plastic containers, boxes, books and jars… We have so much on offer – come and see.

Get creative at our regular workshops.

Craft workshops

We host regular workshops where you can learn how to reuse materials to create craft items. Do you have a special craft skill? Come and share it.

A typical box packed with materials from our store.

Creative boxes

We select items from our store and send a bumper box of goodies anywhere in New Zealand! Great for learning resources, creative play and more.

Volunteering at Creative Junk

We are a bunch of volunteers with a passion for recycling. Come and join our friendly team.
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Can you help us?

We are a community-focussed charity and we rely on our brilliant team of dedicated volunteers. We could not exist without them. Are you passionate about recycling? Got a few hours a week to spare? Join us!

What’s new at Creative Junk?

Check out our recent blogposts below to find out about upcoming events and other news. But if you really want to be up to date you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram).

Price increase

At the last Creative Junk Management meeting the price per bag was discussed and due to increases of our overhead costs it was agreed that we need to…

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Become a member

Support the work we do by becoming a member. You can fill a small bag 34X28X30 cm for $8 (instead of $13) or big bag $11 (instead of $16). You will go onto our emailing list and also get subsidies on Art Supplies and equipment hire. In fact, you will be treated as a VIP – because you are!! Most importantly you will be helping to slow the tide of waste that is clogging up our landfill sites and polluting our planet – and having fun while doing it!

12 months’ membership (GST incl)



Please make your payment to our bank account: 03 0830 0231449 00. Use your Name as the reference and fill out the form below. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you in our store.

What people say about us

My absolute favourite place to pick up interesting supplies for crafting. And it’s all things people have gotten rid of so it’s awesome to recycle these unwanted treasures. The staff are all really friendly. It’s an absolute treasure trove.

Lydia Woods

I love Creative Junk. It’s got everything we need for school projects, and just for fun. Whenever we go, we find what we need, and get ideas for even more projects.

Tim Musson

There are so many resources here! Plenty for creativity through science too. A great place for children to lead their discoveries.

C Rooney

My children (6 & 8) love going to Creative Junk. There is such a huge array of things to choose from, you definitely need to go when you have plenty of time to have a good rummage.

S Dicksonn

This is a great place for me to personally unclutter my own home as I now know that when I’m looking for just about anything there is a fantastic place to go and at a very reasonable price. It’s well organised and friendly and a pleasure to visit.

Jillene England

Early Childhood Resource Centre Inc #295245
Charities Service #CC39441
Creative Junk in Christchurc

Get in Touch

If you have any queries – sing out. We are always pleased to see people at our store or you can drop us a line by email.

(03) 379-4040
25 Disraeli Street, Addington
Christchurch 8024

Please contact us if you wish to visit outside these hours to arrange a time.

Opening Hours

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Closed Public Holidays and over Christmas

A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors

Have you considered becoming a donor or sponsor to our very worthy organisation?

We welcome donations. If for any reason you wish to remain anonymous we would of course respect your wishes. All donations made to us, Early Childhood Resource Centre trading as Creative Junk, are tax deductible as we are a registered charity, #CC39441. Contact us.

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