Each year, an estimated 50 million litres of the 320 million litres of paint sold in the UK goes to waste. This figure becomes more significant when you consider that it could be reused and repurposed through the Community RePaint network to support individuals and families in need as well as a variety of community groups.
Across the UK our schemes work with local authorities, manufacturers, retailers and business to collect leftover, reusable paint, offering a viable alternative to paint disposal. They also work with housing associations, local authorities and charity retailers to provide paint for their tenants, the properties they manage or the shops they run.
19 August 2020
We are pleased to report that the majority of Community RePaint schemes are now OPEN, following COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
Some schemes are only open on a restricted basis, operating an appointment system or ‘reserve and collect’, so please telephone or email a scheme directly if you would like to purchase some affordable paint.
When visiting your local scheme, according to government guidelines, you should be wearing a face covering. For more guidance, including exemptions, please check the gov website: gov.uk/coronavirus.
You can find your nearest scheme to purchase paint here.
To drop-off leftover paint, find your nearest drop-off point here.
We hope that everyone stays safe and our schemes look forward to seeing you.