The Exaireo Reuse Project is celebrating the 5th year of their Community RePaint scheme, having first opened their doors to paint reuse in 2017.

Staff and volunteers from Community RePaint Loughborough have been collecting paint that would otherwise have gone for disposal and redistributed it to individuals, charities and community groups at affordable prices to help brighten homes and community spaces.

The Exaireo Reuse Project, part of Exaireo Trust, who host the scheme, take unwanted furniture and electrical goods and, after any necessary upcycling, sell them or give them away to those in need in our local community. They provide work-based training to all their residents to help them to become economically independent in the future.

Group photo of staff at Community RePaint Loughborough. Each team member is upholding up a recycled paint container. In the background you can see the paint display which contains a selection of cheap and recycled paint for sale.

Paint display selling cheap and reusable paint at a Community RePaint Scheme.

In the past 5 years the scheme has prevented more than 28,500 litres of paint from going to waste. The scheme collects usable, leftover householder paint from the Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste Site, as well as accepting paint from businesses, retailers and paint manufacturers in the local area.

If you are a resident within Leicestershire and you have leftover paint from your home, you can use Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste Site to pass your paint on to Community RePaint Loughborough. If you are a trader, manufacturer or retailer with leftover paint you can contact the scheme to find out how they can help you.

If you need paint to redecorate your home, or if you are a charity or community group in need of paint for a project, get in touch with Community RePaint Loughborough to find out more 01509 767930 /, or visit them during their opening hours to purchase paint.

They are based at Unit 4, Weldon Road, Loughborough, L11 5RN and are open Tuesday – Friday 9:30am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm.

Paint processing with affordable, reusable paint at Community RePaint Loughborough

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