We’re inviting you to help us change that. At the moment, about 50% of paint is incinerated with no energy captured, and about 30% goes to landfill. This is costly, and damages our environment. Liquid paint is NEVER supposed to go in landfill, but if you put it in your household waste bags, that’s exactly where it ends up.
We see all this waste paint as a valuable resource. Did you know that your leftover paint can be donated for re-use? There are now 76 Community Repaint schemes across the UK that see your half-empty paint tins as half-full. Your local Community Repaint scheme is The Paint Place in Waltham Forest.
The Paint Place collect donated paint from local waste facilities, check it and grade it, and make sure that as much as possible gets reused. Good quality paint is then resold at rock-bottom prices – as little as £1 per litre. You can purchase pre-owned paint in a huge range of colours and finishes (matt/gloss/mould-resistant etc.).
Want to create more space at home whilst taking care of our environment? Simply take all your leftover paint down to your local waste-sorting centre. Your local reuse and recycling centre is Chigwell Road Recycling Centre on Chigwell Road, Woodford Bridge, Essex, IG8 8PQ.
Local householders can donate unwanted paint at any the following Reuse & Recycling Centres we collect from:
- Barking & Dagenham: Frizlands Lane (Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7HX)
- Hackney: There are no household waste and recycling centres in Hackney. Hackney residents can take paint to South Access Road and Gateway Road in Waltham Forest, or Park View Road in Haringey
- Haringey: Park View Road (Park View Road, Tottenham N17 9AY) or Western Road RRC (Western Rd, London N22 6UG)
- Havering: Gerpins Lane (Gerpins Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2XR)
- Newham: Jenkins Lane (Jenkins Ln, Barking, Greater London, IG11 0AD)
- Redbridge: Chigwell Road (Chigwell Rd, Woodford IG8 8PP)
- Waltham Forest: South Access Road (Walthamstow) (42 S Access Rd, E17 8AX) Kings Road (Chingford) (48 Kings Road Chingford, E4 7HR) Gateway Road (Leyton) (Gateway Road, Leyton E10 5BY)