Donate your leftover trade paint

Our schemes will accept all brands of still usable paint, including a service charge. The paint must be in its original container, less than 10 years old and more than a third full.

Please note, we are a reuse network, not a waste disposal company. The paint inside your leftover containers must still be usable for a member of the public or a community organisation to use.

Here is a list of types of paint schemes can and cannot accept:

Table that states what paint our schemes can and cannot accept. Our schemes can accept: emulsion, gloss and tile paint, eggshell, undercoat, primer, masonry paint, floor paint, exterior paint, varnish and wood stains , and satin paint. Our schemes can't accept: paint stripper and thinner, paint brush cleaners, wood preservatives and treatments, car paint, aerosol and spray paint, specialist and industrial paint, paint not in its original container, cellulose based paint, and unusable paint.



Once we receive details of your leftover paint we will identify the nearest suitable scheme. Initially, we will liaise with the scheme on your behalf and pass details of the paint to them. The scheme will then contact you to organise collecting the paint and discuss any other details.


Schemes request a service charge for accepting your leftover paint. This covers their collection and operational costs and will vary between schemes. Due to this, we are unable to advise on the potential charges, but as soon as we put you in touch with the scheme they will be able to provide full details. Any service charges will be considerably less than the cost of hazardous waste disposal.

Reasons to work with our schemes:

  • Prevent a valuable resource from going to waste.
  • Reduce your paint disposal costs.
  • Improve your green credentials.
  • Benefit your local community.
  • Generate positive stories about your organisation.

Who we’ve worked with…

Community RePaint has been sponsored by Dulux since its inception in 1993 and forms part of the ongoing sustainability programme of AkzoNobel. They also provide strategic support to grow and strengthen the network and donate paint to various Community RePaint schemes across the UK, through their Dulux Decorator Centres.

Community RePaint has also worked with a whole range of retailers, manufacturers and businesses, at a national and local level, to divert reusable paint from disposal, including:

  • Homebase
  • B&Q
  • Farrow & Ball
  • NHS Estates Department
  • Brewers
  • MITIE Property Services
  • Johnstone and Leyland Decorator Centres
  • Bagnalls
  • Various independent painters and decorators

Your paint details

Please send us details of your leftover trade paint so we can identify a suitable scheme to refer you to. We try to match all paint to a scheme but unfortunately it is not always possible. We will process your enquiry and get back to you with the outcome within 3 working days.