Doncaster residents urged to help charity by canning unwanted paint pots

editorial image

Doncaster residents have just a few days left to clear surplus paint from sheds, garages and cupboards as part of a nationwide recycling scheme.

Kick Out The Can offers customers the chance to return surplus paint to their local Crown Decorating Centre on Carr Industrial Estate, until May 6. As a reward, they will receive a 20 per cent discount voucher.

The scheme will see donated paint re-processed by social enterprise company Nimtech before distribution to community projects in partnership with regeneration charity Groundwork. Leftover plastic and metal paint containers will also be recycled.

Mark Lloyd, Sustainability Manager for Crown Decorating Centres, said: “Last year Kick Out The Can was a huge success - we joined forces with Climate Week to encourage recycling and were really pleased with the response.

“Now we’re urging people to take advantage of the last few days of the initiative and donate their unwanted paint to a good cause.

“Customers can bring up to 10 containers on each visit before the end of the campaign. Statistics tell us there is around 54 million litres of unused paints being stored across the country so we’re hoping to see plenty of cans brought into store.

“The returned paint will be sent to our headquarters for re-processing by social enterprise Nimtech. The paint will then be distributed to community projects and charitable efforts nationwide by regeneration charity Groundwork.

“Last year we helped transform communal gardens, park benches and youth centres along with providing paint for a social housing apprenticeship scheme.

“Kick Out The Can falls in with our company-wide sustainability ethos and, to reward our customers for choosing to recycle their paint, we’re offering a 20 per cent discount voucher for the next time they shop in-store.”

The initiative will allow customers to recycle unwanted paints and woodcare products up to May 6 in return for a 20 per cent discount voucher which can be used until July 31, 2014.

To find out more about your local Crown Decorating Centre including opening times and offers in-store, visit

Alternatively, text ‘CROWN’ to 83332 to have details of your nearest store sent straight to your mobile. Texts cost one standard message rate.