Southwark Reuse and Recycling Centre
About the scheme
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 live in Southwark and you have leftover paint from your home you can use the drop-off point on-site at Southwark Household Waste Recycling Centre to pass your leftover paint on for reuse. Groups and individuals will then be able to access the site to collect the paint and use it locally.
You do not need to book an appointment to use the Reuse and Recycling Centre unless you’re using a van or other vehicle designed to carry goods. Please click here to view the permit process for obtaining a Van permit if you do wish to visit the site by van.
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.
Please note, if you live outside of the Southwark Council 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 from the local area you can collect free paint from this scheme. We recommend contacting 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.