Play and Recycling Centre (PARC)
About the scheme
COVID-19: please contact the scheme direct using the number above to double-check opening times and safety procedures.
Managed by The Derby Play and Recycling Centre, our scheme in Derby has been part of the network since 2000, making it one of our oldest schemes. The majority of their paint comes from a local recycling centre where they collect paint which has been dropped off by local residents. If you live in Derby and have leftover paint you can find more details about passing your paint on to the scheme here. They will also consider other paint available locally from traders, retailers and manufacturers.
They have a range of colours and types of paint available. The best days to visit are on a Tuesday and Wednesday when their whole range is available and someone will be there to assist you. On a Thursday there is a limited amount of paint available in the entrance area of the scheme.
The scheme was created to help community groups and people who are on low incomes, or who are in receipt of benefits. To use the scheme you must complete a registration form, sign a disclaimer, and pay a one-time registration fee of £3. A donation of £2 per litre is required for most paint.
If you need larger quantities of paint for a community project you can also order our remanufactured paint from us centrally. Find out more here.