Tuesday 12 June 2012

Put your unfinished tins of paint to good use!

An innovative new scheme offering hugely discounted paint to people keen to tackle a DIY project at home or to revamp local community buildings will launch later this month. 

'Community RePaint' is being run in partnership between the Joint Waste Disposal Board for the re3 councils (Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham) and Green Machine Enterprise - a community interest company established by Bracknell Forest Council to give opportunities for employment and voluntary work for disabled and disadvantaged people.

The initiative, which is the first in the central Berkshire area, is part of 'Community RePaint' which is a national scheme sponsored by Dulux since 1993. Residents from Reading can take their unwanted pots of paint to Smallmead Household Waste Recycling Centre, Island Road, Reading.

The paint is collected by Green Machine staff and taken to their unit nearby where it is sorted, consolidated and made available for sale at around £1 per litre. Local 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.

This is a great initiative: freeing up useful storage space, consolidating remnants and putting them to good use thereby reducing the environmental hazard of throwing away unused paint.

Information will be available at Greenmachine Tel: 0844 800 5362, or you can visit Community RePaint