Tuesday, March 09, 2010

'Brighten up' the borough with free paint

Community groups are now able to brighten up the borough with free paint from the Blackburn with Darwen Council’s paint donation scheme.

The paint is available following a donation of “waste” paint from local paint manufacturer Crown Paints, based in Darwen.

The paint donation scheme is aimed at raising awareness of the potential re-use of “rubbish” and at the same time supporting local organisations.

All local groups can register for free paint by contacting the Council’s cleansing line on (01254) 585863/866

The paint will be given out to those who have registered during two sessions at the Council’s regeneration and environment department at Davyfield Road.

These will take place on Thursday March 11 (4.30 - 5.30pm) and Saturday March 13 (9.30-11am)

Councillor Alan Cottam, executive member of regeneration and environment, said: “One person’s rubbish can be another person’s treasure. Crown have kindly donated this paint which has come through their Testing Laboratory to the Council so we can pass it on to community groups who need it.

“This is recycling at its very best. Paint can also be a health and environmental hazard when it is thrown away and many organisations are desperate for it so everyone benefits.”

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