When AVS Nationwide Decorators found themselves with a surplus of paint and wallpaper instead of throwing it away they contacted Community RePaint, which was able to offer an alternative and cost-effective solution.

AVS Nationwide Decorators is a small company based in Gateshead, which has been running for 25 years, employing qualified painters and decorators. The company undertakes decorating and property management contracts for housing associations and other organisations across the country.

After completing a job AVS sometimes find themselves with paint and other decorating materials, which are fit for use but surplus to requirements. Mindful of disposal costs and keen to minimise the company’s environmental impact, the company decided to look for an alternative to disposal and that’s when they found out about Community RePaint.

Staff at the Community RePaint head office were able to put AVS in touch with their local scheme, Community RePaint Morpeth, which was able to take not only AVS’ surplus paint but also all of their wallpaper. Diverting the hundreds of litres of paint and rolls of wallpaper from disposal not only saved the company an estimated £2000 in disposal costs, but also brightened the surroundings of the local community.

“We are constantly being contacted by families and individuals who are can’t afford to do any home improvements,” said Beverley Duncan, Manager, Community RePaint Morpeth, “That’s why paint from businesses like AVS make a real difference to local people – it gives them the chance to make real  improvements to their homes which often makes a difference to their lives.”

“We were so pleased the paint and wallpaper has gone to a good cause and, I’m so glad we found out about Community RePaint!” Vickie Gray, AVS Nationwide Decorators Limited.

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