Swindon Children’s Scrapstore is celebrating the 21st year of its Community RePaint scheme, having first opened its doors to paint reuse in 1999. The celebrations have been delayed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff and volunteers from Community RePaint Swindon 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.

Olivia celebrating Community RePaint Swindons 21st BirthdayOlivia McCann, scheme manager, celebrating 21st anniversary


The scheme opened on November 24th 1999, and in the past 21 years, has prevented more than 100,000 litres of paint from going to waste. Since its opening, the scheme has brightened the lives of over 79,000 people in Swindon, through individual and group sales. To celebrate, Community RePaint Swindon currently have 50% off all paint until the end of November 2021.

The scheme stocks both full and part-full tins of leftover paint, in a range of types and colours. The staff and volunteers at the scheme will help you find the perfect paint for your project.

Community RePaint Swindons manager OliviaOlivia McCann, scheme manager at Community RePaint Swindon


“The aim of celebrating our birthday is not only to mark this important milestone, but also to raise awareness of the scheme locally so more people can benefit,” said scheme manager Olivia McCann. “Community RePaint Swindon 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.”

Sorting paint at Community RePaint SwindonStaff and volunteers processing leftover paint, preventing it from going to waste


The scheme is run by Swindon Children’s Scrapstore, which is a registered charity, community resource centre and social enterprise, set up in 1985.

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 Swindon to find out more on 01793 513982 or visit them during their opening hours to purchase paint. The scheme can be found at Unit 7, Bramble Close, Elgin Industrial Estate, Swindon, SN2 8DW, and is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday, 10 am until 2 pm. They also have an online store, selling a selected stock of paint. Items are added daily, and they offer free delivery in Swindon on all orders over £30 – visit: www.store.scrapstore.co.uk.

If you have good quality, reusable leftover paint – whether you’re a householder, trader, manufacturer or retailer, get in touch with the scheme to find out how they can help you.

Paint area at Community RePaint SwindonPaint area at Community RePaint Swindon


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