Roll Up for Free Paint at Community RePaint Nottinghamshire

31/05/2013 Return to news archive

Community RePaint Nottinghamshire operates from four Household Waste Recycling Centres (Calverton, Warsop, Newark and Beeston) where it is stored in a designated shelved paint cabin, organized by type and colour. Good quality reusable paint is normally passed on to groups and charities to help them with refurbishment, renovation and training projects that they’re involved in - more than 12,000 litres of free paint has been given to over 160 registered groups since its launch in 2010.

The offer of free paint is also being opened up to all residents of Nottinghamshire once a month at open evenings at each of the four sites - more than 4,000 litres of reusable paint has been given away at these events in the past. Although there is no guarantee what colours and types will be available at any one time, there’s usually plenty of choice, all the tins are at least half full, you can take as much as you need (with a fair share policy)  and it’s all provided free of charge.

If you would like to pick up some free paint at one of the open evenings contact Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 to book your slot. Booking is essential. The dates of all the open evenings until October can be found below and on the Nottinghamshire website:  http://bit.ly/116W3GX

Alice Stechly of Notts County Council gets carried away with the free paint giveaway at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Lilac Grove, Beeston, along with Stephen Buckland of the waste team

 

Left: Alice Stechly of Notts County Council gets carried away with the free paint giveaway at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Lilac Grove, Beeston, along with Stephen Buckland of the waste team.

 

 

 

 

 

Environmentalist Janet Poliakoff of Elm Avenue, Beeston, said: "I am in favour of anything that helps recycle. It will also help people out who are short of money. So many things are wasted in today's society and when we have had building work done we have looked for a way to reuse as much as possible. People do not take into consideration the amount of energy it takes to both create things and dispose of them."

Team leader Mark Lambert from Framework's Moving Forward Service said: "It's very important for the people that we support that the places they are living in or about to move into actually feel like a home. Being able to decorate your own home may help you to do that but it can also be quite expensive – particularly for people on low incomes. This very simple scheme allows vulnerable people to do something that they didn't think was possible before and for that reason I believe it is an excellent idea."

OPEN EVENINGS 2013

Calverton HWRC, Hollinwood Lane, Calverton, NG14 6NR

Thursday 27th June                 5pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 25th July                  5pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 22nd August             5pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 26th September        5pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 24th October            4pm – 6pm

 

Beeston HWRC, Lilac Grove, Beeston, NG9 1PF

Wednesday 19th June              5pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 17th July               5pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 28th August          5pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 18th September    5pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 16th October        4pm – 6pm

 

Warsop HWRC, Oakfield Lane, Warsop, NG20 0JG

Tuesday 18th June                  5pm – 7.30pm

Tuesday 23rd July                   5pm – 7.30pm

Tuesday 20th August               5pm – 7.30pm

Tuesday 24th September         5pm – 7.30pm

Tuesday 22nd October            4pm – 6pm

 

Newark HWRC, Brunel Drive, Newark, NG24 2EG

Friday 28th June                     5pm – 7.30pm

Friday 26th July                      5pm – 7.30pm

Friday 30th August                 5pm – 7.30pm

Friday 20th September            5pm – 7.30pm

Friday 18th October                4pm – 6pm

 

For the public: If you would like to pick up some free paint at one of the open evenings contact Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 to book your slot. Booking is essential. The dates of all the open evenings until October can be found on the Nottinghamshire website:  http://bit.ly/116W3GX

For groups: To register your group to eligible for free paint all year round visit http://bit.ly/1439vAW and download an application form, email waste.management@nottscc.gov.uk or call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080.

Community RePaint Notinghamshire has been set up by Community RePaint, a non-profit organisation, Nottinghamshire County Council and Veolia Environmental Services.