Nestled in the northeast edge of Dartmoor, the core aim of Proper Job is to dispel the notion of waste and to reclaim, reuse and recycle as much as possible.

In 1993 a group of allotment holders launched a community compost project and in 1995 these founding members set up Proper Job Limited.

Proper Job collects and distributes many different items into their community which includes furniture, electricals, green waste, textiles and paint as part of their Community RePaint scheme. They even run what is rumoured to be the largest remaining second-hand bookstore in Devon. In 2015 they successfully ran a crowdfunding campaign raising £5000, enabling them to purchase a purpose-built vehicle with a customised logo so they could continue their services throughout rural Devon. They collect full and part full cans of paint from the local area and if you are looking for paint, you can visit them during their opening hours which you can on here on their scheme page. 

Want to find more our about Proper Job? Watch a founding member talk through the history and development of Proper Job here.

Exterior of Community RePaint West Devon


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