Unwanted paint scheme collects 23,000 litres in first yearBy Jennie Slevin
February 27, 2013
A scheme which helps families spruce up their homes has collected nearly 23,000 litres of unwanted paint in its first year.
Green Machine, which offers voluntary work and jobs for disadvantaged people, runs Community RePaint East Berkshire, collecting and sorting unwanted paint for families, community groups and charities.
Volunteers have spent the last year visiting Bracknell’s Household Waste Recycling Centre, in Longshot Lane, to help groups including Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare, off Weller’s Lane in Warfield, which was given woodstain and had its disabled toilet painted. The scheme marked its first birthday last month and manager Dawn Cannon said: “We’re very proud of how we’ve been able to help people in East Berkshire brighten up buildings and improve the local area and very excited to be celebrating Community RePaint East Berkshire’s first birthday.
“We have a huge stock of most colours and finishes of internal and external paints, stains and varnishes.
“We’re always eager to hear from more people with painting and redecoration projects they want to do, especially when it means we can also prevent perfectly good paint from going to waste.”
The RePaint scheme asks for a donation of at least £1 per litre to cover staff costs.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dawn Cannon on 0844 800 5362.