Operated by SCC01942 825755
Makerfield WayHigher InceWiganWN2 2PR
Opening times
April-October: Mon-Sun, 8am-7:45pmNovember-March: Mon-Sun, 9am-5:45pm

About the scheme

This Community RePaint drop-off point is located in Wigan Council’s Kirkless Household Waste Recycling Centre.

If you are a resident within the Wigan Council local authority area and you have leftover paint from your home that you’d like to pass on for reuse, visit Kirkless HWRC to drop off your leftover paint.

Paint dropped off at this HWRC is then collected by a nearby Community RePaint scheme, and made available to individuals and groups in need of affordable paint.

Please remember, you must have a valid waste permit to visit Wigan Council Household Waste Recycling Centres and you must show proof of residency (e.g. a driving license or valid Wigan Council Tax bill) when you arrive on site. Click here for more information and to apply for a waste permit.

You can also drop off paint in the Wigan area at the following household recycling centres: Slag Lane Household Recycling Centre and Chanters Household Recycling Centre.

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.

Opening hours (inc. Bank Holidays):

Summer – everyday, 8am to 7:45pm (from last Sunday in March)

Winter – everyday, 9am to 5:45pm (from last Sunday in October)

Site closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and CCTV is in place across all sites to monitor vehicle visits.


Please note, if you live outside of the Wigan Council local 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.