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.
Schemes in England and Wales have now reopened. We recommend contacting your nearest scheme direct to check opening times, COVID guidelines and paint stock levels.
Schemes in Scotland are due to reopen on 26 April 2021. Schemes in Northern Ireland will can currently only operate a call and collect service.