Recycle unwanted paint for a good cause

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A SCHEME which gives householders the chance to clear their sheds, garages and cupboards of unwanted paint will return this month.

The Kick Out The Can initiative will allow people to take surplus paint to their local Crown Decorating Centre, in Rodney Road, Portsmouth, for recycling. In return, customers will get a 20 per cent discount voucher which they can use until July 31 this year.

Figures show sheds, cupboards and garages across the UK hold around 54m litres of unused paint – and customers are being urged to hand them over for better use.

The stash collected will be re-processed by social enterprise company Nimtech and then donated to community projects through regeneration charity Groundwork.

Mark Lloyd, sustainability manager for Crown Decorating Centres across the UK, said: ‘Last year, Kick Out The Can was a huge success.

‘Householders showed us that they valued the opportunity to clear out surplus paint while also making a positive contribution to communities across the country.’

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