Staff and volunteers from Community RePaint Hull & Humber 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.
Community RePaint Hull & Humber was originally set up by Paul Clarke from Visibility in January 2012, who saw the opportunity to prevent the thousands of litres of paint that was going to waste in the area each year. In 2021, the scheme was taken over by Groundwork Hull, a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK.
The scheme accepts and collects leftover paint from local retailers, paint manufacturers, decorators and businesses that is still useable. Doing so, they provide a more economical and sustainable option than sending it for disposal.
Since opening in 2012, Community RePaint Hull & Humber has redistributed more than 81,000 litres of paint to the local community, preventing this paint from going to waste. This has benefited over 33,000 people in the region, allowing residents and community organisations to brighten their spaces for an affordable price.
“Community RePaint Hull & Humber offers a simple, local solution to the problem of waste paint. By reusing leftover paint in our community, we can bring a splash of colour to the lives of those who need it the most and help to protect the planet by preventing perfectly good paint from being disposed of” said scheme manager Karen Tozer.
If you need paint to redecorate your home, or if you are a charity or community group in need of paint for a project, call Community RePaint Hull & Humber to find out more 07963 028 560 or visit them during their opening hours to purchase paint. They are based at 108a Westdock Avenue, Hull, HU3 4JR (look out for the colourful paint mural). Their opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm.
If you are a trader, manufacturer or retailer with leftover paint you can contact the scheme to find out how they can help you.