Calling all Hertfordshire residents… two recycling centres in borough have joined the Community RePaint Network.

The Ware Recycling Centre and the Waterdale Recylcing Centre have joined the network to prevent paint from going to waste in the Hertfordshire area.

Drop off leftover paint

If you are a resident, you can drop off paint at the recycling centre (please ask a member of staff) and do not drop off paint at the reuse shop. It will be sorted and liquid paint in a tin that is in good condition, in its original container, and at least half full will be put out in the reuse shop. Hazardous paint (check the symbols on the tin) and spray paint is not accepted for the Community Repaint Scheme at present.

Collect paint for your home or project

Residents and community groups can get free paint from this scheme, to be collected from the Reuse Shop. No tins are to be opened on site and the disclaimer must be read and community repaint scheme log signed to note how much paint has been taken – the scheme needs to know how much paint is being reused.

Please note, if you are not a member of this local authority you will not be eligible to access the site. If there is no drop-off point in your local authority area you will need to contact them for guidance on what to do with your leftover paint.

Unfortunately, as this scheme is run by the local authority they are unable to work with traders, retailers or manufacturers. If you are a trader, retailer, manufacturer or other business with leftover paint you can provide details here and we will look at other schemes in your area who will be able to work with you.

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