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Dulux hits recycling milestone

Dulux hits recycling milestone Posted on 26 May 2021

Empty paint cans for recycling

Dulux Decorator Centre has successfully diverted more than half a million cans of paint away from landfill through its in-store recycling scheme. 

The initiative allows professional decorators to safely and simply dispose of cans of both solvent and water-based paint – helping them to protect the environment in the process.

To-date over 670,000 cans have been recycled through the initiative, with uptake increasing between 10 per cent and 15 per cent year-on-year since it was established in 2015.

2019 was the busiest year yet with over 140,000 cans recycled. 

The scheme’s growth has been driven by the rise in painting and decorating professionals who are committed to building and maintaining a sustainable business.

Decorators can dispose of cans easily by taking them to a Dulux Decorator Centre, or with a free collection on site if they are already receiving a delivery from the store.

The Dulux Decorator Centre scheme is unique in that each returned can is attributed to the individual who returned it, which enables customers to receive an annual certificate showing what, and how much, they have recycled over the year. 

It also complies with the requirements and robust standards set by the environmental regulators, including the Environment Agency in England. 

The scheme is one of the many ways Dulux Decorator Centre is committed to reducing its carbon footprint, as well as the industry’s as a whole.

The decorating merchant is the biggest contributor of paint to the Dulux-backed Community RePaint scheme, which enables people to donate usable leftover paint, which is then redistributed to benefit individuals, families, communities and charities in need at an affordable cost. 

For more information on how to use the scheme and the cans that can be recycled visit: