Dulux dog promotes paint recycling schemeBy Becky Barnes
June 28, 2012
Spud the Dulux dog visited the town centre to promote a recycling scheme providing cut-price paint for DIY projects and community revamps.
The famous Old English Sheepdog wagged his tail on Friday for Community Repaint, a project that recycles unwanted paint and sells it at a heavy discount.
Dawn Cannon, operations manager for Green Machine, one of the project partners, said: “This is a great initiative to be involved in as paint is generally reusable and this goes a long way to reducing the environmental impact of disposing of waste paint as well as giving the public the opportunity to buy perfectly useable paint at a great price in the current economic climate.”
People can drop off unwanted paint at the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Longshot Lane in Bracknell and it will be sorted, mixed and resold at a minimum of £1 per litre.
People or companies can buy all kinds of non-hazardous paint from the Green Machine and use it either for their own decorating jobs around the home or for local community projects.
Councillor Dorothy Hayes, chairman of re3 and executive member for environment at Bracknell Forest Council, another project partner, said: “Most of us have half empty pots of paint stored at home that we keep but never use.
“I would encourage residents to bring any unused paint to the recycling centre next time they make a visit.”
Call 0844 800 5362 or visit www.green-machine.org.uk to arrange to buy the paint.