Recycling Paint

Paint the town red!

Can I recycle paint?

Yes. Your local recycling centre may accept paint for recycling, or you can donate your paint to a local Community Repaint scheme.

How should I recycle paint?

  • Stop your paint from drying out - cover the tin with a layer of clingfilm, before putting the lid back on, and store the tin upside down.
  • Take all paint donations in a sealed paint tin, and if the label is no longer visible, make sure you write the colour of the paint on the lid.

Community Repaint

If you have unwanted paint, which is still usable, why not donate it to a local project? Community Repaint is a network of paint donation schemes; find your nearest scheme on their website.

  • Your paint will be used by voluntary groups – for example to decorate a charity shop, youth club, scout hut or the scenery for a school play.

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