The scheme opened on November 24th 1999, and in the past five years alone has prevented more than 25,000 litres of paint from going to waste. Since the opening, the scheme as brightened the lives of over 42,000 people in Swindon and some amazing examples of the paint being used in their community can be seen in the pictures below. To celebrate, Community RePaint Swindon have run a week long sale, with all paint being one third off.
Olivia McCann, who manages the Community RePaint scheme said “Community RePaint Swindon is a simple, local solution to the problem of leftover paint. By reusing paint in our community, we can bring colour to the lives of those who need it the most, and help to protect the planet by preventing good paint from being disposed of”.
You can find out more about Community RePaint Swindon here or read more about the celebration in the Swindon Advertiser.