Don the Dulux Dog gave the finishing touch to Community RePaint Cambridgeshire’s launch earlier this month. With coverage in the local newspaper and on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire the scheme has gotten off to a great start.

The first scheme to join the network this year, Community RePaint Cambridgeshire will collect residents’ unwanted paint via the six household waste recycling centres run in partnership by Cambridgeshire County Council and the waste management company Donarbon. Third-sector organisation, CCORRN (the Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network) will then redistribute the paint to local charities, community groups and those in need.

The scheme looks set to be very popular as Nikki Di Giovanni, CCORRN Programme Manager, explained “We already have a waiting list of people wanting paint – from schools to play groups, to people who are unemployed and just want to do up their house.”

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