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Kick Out The Can

Our ground breaking paint recycling scheme Kick Out The Can was launched in 2013 as part of our partnership with Climate Week. The annual recycling campaign is run through our CDC network and has grown from strength to strength since its inception 5 years ago. Inviting homeowners to bring unwanted paint into any of our Crown Decorating Stores, the scheme is working to keep sustainability at its heart.

It is estimated that there are approximately 54 million litres of unused paint in homes across the UK. Our aim is to give it a new lease of life and put it to good use for charitable projects around the country, donating as much usable paint as possible. The paint is reprocessed, reused and recycled, along with the packaging through our social enterprise partner Nimtech.

To date, our Kick Out The Can scheme has received, reprocessed and recycled more than 50,000 tins of paint. In 2017 alone more than 30,000 unwanted tins were returned to Crown Decorating Centres around the country, 50% more than 2016’s haul making it our best year to date!