Get 20% off Crown paints with their paint recycling scheme

An award-winning recycling scheme is hoping its fifth anniversary year will be the biggest and best yet, with a little help from UK homeowners.

With the return of the annual Kick Out The Can recycling campaign, Crown Decorating Centres’ are urging householders to bring unwanted paint containers into their stores to help the environment, charitable projects and ensure they are rewarded too.

Last year was the most successful Kick Out The Can yet with 20,000 containers of surplus paint brought into the network of 135 Crown Decorating Centres.

Homeowners can drop off any brand of unwanted paint at their local Crown Decorating Centre from April 1st to 30th and as a thank you they receive a 20 per cent discount voucher which is redeemable throughout 2017.

Now in its fifth year, the campaign has collected more than 50,000 tins of unwanted paint since its launch in 2013.  In that time, thousands of litres of paint have been given a new lease of life and donated to community projects and deserving causes across the UK.

Sheds, cupboards and garages across the country are thought to hold around 54 million litres of unused paint – and Crown is keen to ensure it is disposed of both responsibly and usefully.

The whole Kick Out The Can process keeps sustainability at its heart– from sending paint back to its head office in vans that have delivered paint to the stores, to giving both the paint and containers a new lease of life.

The paint collected in-store is reprocessed by partner social enterprise partner, NIMTECH, at Crown’s Lancashire headquarters. Once it is reprocessed the paint is then donated to community projects right across the country, while leftover containers are also recycled and turned into garden benches and planters among other things.

To find your nearest Crown Decorating Centre and for details of opening times visit: Alternatively, text ‘CROWN’ to 83332 to have the details of your nearest store sent straight to your mobile. Texts cost one standard message rate.

You can learn more about Kick Out The Can and NIMTECH at

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