About the scheme
Our scheme in Chingford is run by London Energy Limited, on behalf of North London Waste Authority. It is operated through the local household waste recycling centre. At this site, you can drop off leftover paint from your home or collect paint for your home or local project.
Drop off leftover paint
If you are a resident living within the London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington or Waltham Forest, and you have leftover paint from your home that you’d like to pass on for reuse, visit Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre to drop off your leftover paint. Groups and individuals will then be able to access the site to collect the paint and use it locally.
As this drop-off point is run by the local authority, the site is unable to accept paint donations from businesses. If you are a trader, retailer, manufacturer or other business with leftover paint, click here to find out how you can donate your leftover paint for reuse through the Community RePaint network.
You do not need to book in advance if you want to visit this reuse and recycling centre by car, bicycle or on foot. If you are coming in a van, trailer or stripped vehicle, you need to book in advance using NLWA’s van booking system. This includes any vehicle without seats fitted in the back including minibuses with seats removed and crew cab type (pick-up) vehicles.
Please note, if you live outside of the North London Waste Authority area, you will not be eligible to access the site. If there is no drop-off point in your local authority area you will need to contact your local authority for guidance on what to do with your leftover paint. You can also adapt this template letter to encourage your local authority to consider collecting leftover paint for reuse at their sites.
Collect paint for your home or project
If you are an individual or group living within the North London Waste Authority area, you can pick up free paint from this scheme. We recommend that you contact the local authority using the details given above or check their website for more details on the process you need to follow to get the paint.