SAMS (Scrap Art Material Store) Scrapstore 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 Blackburn 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.

SAMS Scrapstore collects materials that would otherwise be heading for landfill for community groups, individuals and schools to recycle and reuse, often for craft projects. The Scrapstore operates on a membership basis with individuals, groups and schools able to join annually and then visit our Blackburn based store in person, to see for themselves what’s on offer. From fabrics and ribbon to cardboard cones and zips, there is a huge array of materials for your next project.

Paint display selling cheap and reusable paint at Community RePaint Blackburn

In the past 5 years the scheme has prevented more than 10,000 litres of paint from going to waste. This has brightened the lives of over 14,500 lives in Blackburn and surrounding communities. The scheme collects useable, leftover paint from businesses, retailers and paint manufacturers in the local area.

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 Blackburn to find out more 01254 291271 /, or visit them during their opening hours to purchase paint.

They are based at SAMS@EnergyZone, Newfield Drive, Blackburn, BB2 3UA and are open Monday and Tuesday 10am – 4:30pm, Wednesday and Thursday 1pm – 4:30pm.

Community RePaint Blackburn

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