Loughborough (Permit required)

Address
Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste SiteEnderby RdWhetstoneLeicestershire LE8 6JL(Please note a council permit is required to drop paint off)
Opening times
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Saturday 9am - 7pmWednesday and Thursday closed. See below
This scheme offers:
Full and part full cans of paint

About the scheme

If you are a resident within Leicestershire and you have leftover paint from your home you can use the drop-off point on site to pass your paint on to your local scheme in Loughborough. The scheme regularly collects paint from the drop off paint point. The paint is then taken back to their premises where it is made available to individuals and groups in need. Unfortunately, our schemes are unable to take paint directly from individuals.

A free permit is required if you would like to drop paint off. Visit the website for the permit here https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/popular-now/apply-for-a-waste-permit.

Please note, if you are not a member of this local authority 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 them for guidance on what to do with your leftover paint. You can also adapt this template letter to encourage them to consider collecting leftover paint for reuse at their sites.

You can also make it available to other people to use you can post it on local reuse sites such as Freegle and Gumtree.