Reducing Waste

Re-use paint scheme at Recycling Centres

Over 380 million litres of paint are sold in the UK each year and it is estimated that 56 million litres are left unused, stored or simply thrown away.

To reduce the impact of unused paint on the environment re3 works with the Green Machine Enterprise - a local Community Interest Company which runs Community RePaint (East Berkshire). The scheme aims to keep unused paint out of landfill.

Drop off leftover paint

If you are a resident within the re3 area and you have leftover paint from your home you can use the drop off point located at the Recycling Centres to leave your paint. In doing so, suitable left-over paint will be made available to Green Machine, a local CIC for reuse. The organisation is responsible for recycling unused and leftover paint whilst at the same time providing volunteer and employment opportunities to disabled and disadvantaged people.

Buy paint for your home or project

The scheme offers full containers of leftover paint to individuals, groups and organisations, at affordable prices. Recycled paint is available to buy directly from the Green Machine Enterprise, located at 31 Longshot Lane Bracknell. Please visit Green Machine Facebook page for more information.

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