EMPTY paint tins can be recycled in Llandudno at the Crown Decorating Centre.

The company is inviting homeowners and DIYers to ‘Kick out the Can’ as it brings back its paint can recycling scheme.

With spring just around the corner, the Crown Decorating Centre is encouraging residents to clean out their sheds and garages and bring any unwanted paint and empty paint cans to their local store between before Saturday April 10.

Any paint cans returned during this period will be recycled by Crown’s social enterprise partner NIMTECH, which provides Crown Paints with waste recovery and recycling services for its operations across the UK. Paint returned as part of the campaign will be recycled on site before being donated to brighten community projects across the UK.

Householders can bring any type of paint, regardless of colour or brand, throughout the period. As a thank you for supporting the scheme, anyone who brings unwanted paint cans into the store, whether full or empty, will be given the chance to enter into a competition to win a home makeover kit worth over £200, perfect for their next DIY project.

The Kick out the Can initiative, which was first launched in 2012, is part of Crown Paints’ ambition to become an increasingly sustainable business.

Commenting on the return of the scheme, Naiem Wafa, director at Crown Decorating Centres said: “We’re delighted to be bringing back our Kick out the Can scheme for 2021, and hope to make it our biggest one yet. This initiative has sustainability and community at its heart by finding alternative ways to use paint which would otherwise go to waste.

“We’d like to encourage as many homeowners and DIYers as possible to clear out their cupboards, sheds and garages and check for any unwanted paint cans which can be given a new lease of life from the inside out, with leftover paint being donated to deserving community projects and leftover containers recycled and turned into something new such as garden benches.”