Free paint on offer for Notts residents - additional collection dates announced

02 July 2018

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Nottinghamshire residents have another chance to collect free paint - thanks to the Community RePaint scheme run by Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors Veolia.

Free paint will be available to collect on the following dates:

Newark Recycling Centre, NG24 2EG - Tuesday 10th July - 5-7pm
Beeston Recycling Centre, NG9 1PF - Thursday 26th July - 5-7pm
Calverton Recycling Centre, NG14 6NR - Thursday 9th August - 5-7pm
Warsop Recycling Centre, NG20 0JG - Wednesday 22nd August - 5-7pm
Newark Recycling Centre, NG24 2EG - Tuesday 4th September - 5-7pm
Beeston Recycling Centre, NG9 1PF - Thursday 20th September - 5-7pm

Don't miss out -  book in a time slot by calling Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80.  (Pre booking is essential)

An estimated 50 million litres of the 320 million litres of paint sold in the UK each year go to waste. This paint is either thrown away or stored in homes or garages despite more than half of it still being usable.

Last year the Community RePaint scheme added colour to the lives of over 316,000 people across the UK, including groups, charities and residents from Nottinghamshire who took part in the scheme.

The scheme accepts unwanted/surplus paint from Nottinghamshire residents at the recycling centres in Warsop, Newark, Beeston and Calverton. Any tins that are at least half full of reusable paint are stored separately in the shelved reuse container and are given away for free to registered community groups, schools and charities and at special one off events to members of the public.

Lea Hawkes, General Manager for Veolia in Nottinghamshire said: ‘We welcome Nottinghamshire residents to donate their unwanted paint at the 4 Recycling Centres, which we in turn distribute freely to Community Groups and residents in a bid to support the community, help the environment and save people money.’

As usual when visiting a Recycling Centre please wear sturdy, closed toe footwear and it’s a good idea to bring bags or boxes to protect your vehicle when transporting the paint home.

Community groups, schools and charities can arrange an appointment online

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