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Recycle leftover paint and help save the planet
5:00pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in News
DUDLEY DIY enthusiasts are being given the chance to free up their sheds, garages and cupboards while also helping to save the planet.
Crown has launched ‘Kick Out The Can’ a recycling programme marking Climate Week, where residents can take their unwanted paint pots and tins to Crown Decorating Centre on the Birmingham New Road .
From Monday 4 until Saturday March 16, people will be able to take up to ten containers of any decorative paint to the centre for recycling.
In order for it to be accepted, paint must be in original containers with lids securely attached. There must also be no foreign objects or substances in the cans and aerosols and rusty cans will not be accepted.
The paint will be processed and donated for community projects with the leftover plastic and metal paint containers recycled.
Mark Lloyd, Crown Paints’ Sustainability Manager, said: “Most households in Dudley have old paint containers and tins dotted around the home and people are not always sure what to do with them. In fact, statistics show that there are approximately 54 million litres of paint unused in homes across the UK, enough to fill approximately 30 Olympic-sized swimming pools – so there is plenty to go at.”