Ware Recycling Centre & Reuse ShopWestmill RoadWareHertfordshireSG12 0ES
Opening times
Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm
This scheme offers:
Full and part full cans of paint

About the scheme

Our scheme at Ware is run by Hertfordshire County Council. At this site, you can drop off leftover paint from your home for reuse or collect paint for your home or local project.

Drop off leftover paint

If you pay Council Tax to Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex or Central Bedfordshire councils, you can drop off your leftover paint for reuse at Ware Recycling Centre (please ask a member of staff where to leave your leftover paint). Your paint will be sorted and liquid paint that is in good condition, in its original container, and at least half full will be put out in the reuse shop. Please bring proof of address when you visit. 

Hazardous paint (check the symbols on the tin) and spray paint is not accepted for the Community Repaint Scheme at present.

Do not drop your leftover paint off at the onsite Reuse Shop.

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 do not pay Council Tax to the local authorities listed above, 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

Residents and community groups that pay Council Tax to Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex or Central Bedfordshire councils, can get free paint from this scheme, to be collected from the Reuse Shop. No tins are to be opened on site and the disclaimer must be read and the Community RePaint scheme log signed to note how much paint has been taken – the scheme needs to know how much paint is being reused.

If you need larger quantities of paint for a community project you can also order remanufactured paint from Community RePaint centrally. Find out more here.