Residents or groups living within the North London Waste Authority area can now drop off and pick up leftover paint at an additional two reuse and recycling centres.

The South Access Reuse and Recycling Centre and Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre have been added to the Community RePaint Network. These are in addtional to the reuse and recycling centres managed by London Energy Limited, on behalf of North London Waste Authority, in Camden, Barnet and Harringey.

Here is the full list within the North London Waste Authority area:


Note: residents cannot take paint to recycling centres at Hornsey Street (Islington) or Barrowell Green (Enfield), but can access the centres listed above.

Drop off leftover paint

If you are a resident living within the London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington or Waltham Forest, and you have leftover paint from your home that you’d like to pass on for reuse, visit the reuse and recycling centres to drop off your leftover paint. Groups and individuals will then be able to access the site to collect the paint and use it locally.

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.

You do not need to book in advance if you want to visit this reuse and recycling centre by car, bicycle or on foot. If you are coming in a van, trailer or stripped vehicle, you need to book in advance using NLWA’s van booking system. This includes any vehicle without seats fitted in the back including minibuses with seats removed and crew cab type (pick-up) vehicles.

Please note, if you live outside of the North London Waste Authority 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 living within the North London Waste Authority area, you can pick up 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 can find out if you have a nearby drop off point where you are in the UK by clicking here.

And if you’re looking for paint for your next project, find your nearest scheme to pick up paint here.

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