Southwark Reuse and Recycling Centre
About the scheme
COVID-19: please contact the scheme direct using the number above to double-check opening times and safety procedures.
Our scheme in Southwark is run by Veolia Environmental Services Southwark. 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 within Southwark and you have leftover paint from your home you can use the drop off point on site to leave your paint. Groups and individuals will then be able to access the site to collect the paint and use it locally.
You must book a time and date in advance and obtain a permit for free of charge, which entitles you to make a single visit to drop off paint.
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.
Unfortunately, as this scheme is run by the local authority they are unable to work with traders, retailers or manufacturers. If you are a trader, retailer, manufacturer or other business with leftover paint you can provide details here and we will look at other schemes in your area who will be able to work with you.
Collect paint for your home or project
If you are an individual or group from the local area you can get 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. You must book a time and date in advance and obtain a permit for free of charge, which entitles you to make a single visit to pick up paint.