The RePaint scheme opened to the public on Saturday 24 November 1999 and has diverted thousands of tons of paint from the waste stream. In the last year alone the scheme has diverted more than 3,600 litres of paint, which has benefited the 65 local charities and community groups and 283 individuals who have accessed the low-cost paint. Swindon Children’s Scrapstore is a registered environmental charity, community resource centre and social enterprise set up in 1985 to benefit the local community.
Scheme manager Olivia McCann said: “Community RePaint Swindon is a simple, local solution to the problem of waste paint. By reusing paint in our community, we can bring colour to people’s lives and help to protect the planet by preventing perfectly good paint from ending up in landfill”.
The Swindon Children’s Scrapstore is located at Unit 7, Bramble Close, Elgin Industrial Estate, Swindon, SN2 8DW. Opening Times: Tuesday through to Friday 10am – 4pm and every Saturday 10am – 2pm.
You can find out more about Community RePaint Swindon on their Facebook page or website.