Roll Up for Free Paint at Community RePaint Nottinghamshire31/05/2013 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
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 email@example.com 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.
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