Community RePaint Bradford reaches 150,000 litres Milestone!

16/11/2007 Return to news archive

Community RePaint Bradford has saved 150,000 litres of paint going to landfill since the project began in 2001 making it one of the largest projects in the Community RePaint network collecting on average 1,800 litres a month.

They began collecting paint from 2 local household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) and in the first year 9,000 litres of paint were diverted from landfill. Over the years collections have expanded to 10 HWRCs across the West Yorkshire area and now make up over 90% of the total paint they collect. Karen Hutchinson Project Co-ordinator said ‘the success of these collections has been thanks to the support of Bradford and Wakefield Council. Working together we are not only protecting the environment but also providing affordable paint to local communities and individuals in need.’