Community paint scheme launched at Warwickshire recyling centres

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Warwickshire residents are being invited to snap up surplus

paint at knock-down prices at two of the county’s recycling

centres.

Warwickshire County Council has teamed up with

award-winning social enterprise, Warwickshire Community

Recycling to operate a paint reuse scheme at Stockton and

Wellesbourne Household Waste Recycling Centres.

The graded paint is on sale from just 50p a litre while

local community and voluntary groups are currently being

supplied free of charge.

DIY enthusiasts can also deposit tins of unwanted and

leftover paint in specially-branded Community RePaint bring

banks at the Stockton and Wellesbourne centres.

Glenn Fleet, Warwickshire County Council’s Group Manager

for Waste, said: “You can now make a big splash with your

spring decorating without splashing out a fortune – and do

your bit for the environment at the same time.”

Wayne Gibbons, Warwickshire Community Recycling’s

Development Manager added: “As well as saving the county

council and local taxpayers on disposal costs, all proceeds

from our enterprise will go to the Heart of England

Community Foundation for distribution to voluntary and

community groups across the county. We are also hoping to

expand the number of retail outlets for salvaged paint as

the scheme grows.”

The Warwickshire paint reuse scheme is affiliated to the

national Community Repaint programme network

www.communityrepaint.org.uk

For further information on paint disposal or reuse in

Warwickshire visit

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/azrecycling#paint or call 01926

412593.