Proper Job, who host Community RePaint West Devon, are celebrating the 25th year of their Community RePaint scheme, having first opened their doors to paint reuse in 1996. The celebrations have been delayed a year due to the COVID pandemic.

Staff and volunteers from Community RePaint West Devon 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.

Volunteers painting Community RePaint West Devon Volunteers painting Community RePaint West Devon

The scheme opened on 20 June 1996, and in the past twenty-five years, has prevented more than 60,000 litres of paint from going to waste. Since opening, the scheme has brightened the lives of over 50,000 people in the West Devon region through individual and group sales.

Community RePaint West Devon

The scheme is hosted by Proper Job, Devon’s leading community reuse centre. The objectives are the protection and preservation of the environment by the promotion of waste reduction, re-use and recycling and advancing education of the general public about all aspects of waste generation, waste management and waste recycling. Everything from baths, crockery and clothes to garden furniture and building materials can be bought by you at a fraction of their original cost, meaning you not only save money, but also go some way to leading a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Paint at Community RePaint West DevonPaint area at Community RePaint West Devon

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 West Devon to find out more on 01647 432985, email on or visit them during their opening hours to purchase paint. They are based at Market Field, Crannafords Ind Park, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8DR. Their opening times are Tuesday – Saturday, 9.30am – 5.00pm.

If you are a trader, paint manufacturer or retailer with leftover paint you can contact the scheme to find out how they can help you. They can offer a more economical and sustainable option than sending it for disposal.

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