Rubbish and recycling|

Did you know more than 100,000 litres of paint are disposed of each year by residents in our area?

Fortunately our partners at re3 keep what’s reusable through their Community Paint Reuse Scheme. You can help yourself to full or part-full tins of paint deposited at the tips if its for community projects or to help other charities or community groups.

This saves money for these groups who do vital work in our area and reduces paint waste and its impact on our environment.

If you’ve used the recycle paint scheme for a community project in our area let us know. Email your pictures or stories to CEM@wokingham.gov.uk , we’d love to share them!

How to get paint and why you should donate it

How it works

  • Turn up via the normal Click & Tip booking process at Longshot Lane (Bracknell) or Smallmead (Reading)
  • Paint is displayed in a cabinet/shelf (see above picture for an example)
  • These will be sanitsed before they are made available to residents
  • Complete a short form before taking away the paint for your community project

Why should I donate paint

  • You can’t tip it down the sink or drains – it should always go to the recycling centre. One litre of paint pollutes 250,000 litres of water
  • Check it’s less than two years old, there’s more than a litre, it’s not smelly and it’s not in a rusty tin
  • The recycling centre can put it to use for others in your community

Try to buy the right amount and prevent over-purchase. This handy calculator can help

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