Scheme pushed for space

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A NOT-for-profit paint recycling organisation has become a victim of its own success.

Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network (CCORRN) has slashed its prices on paint for the rest of August to make space in its March warehouse after a massive response to the scheme.

Since the scheme started, collections from local Household Waste Recycling Centres have gone through the roof, increasing by over 200 per cent in some cases.

Will Rogowski, spokesman for CCORRN, said: “These are very unusual circumstances. As our reputation grows and our educational programme takes effect, more and more paint is coming to us for sorting. If we don’t plan and take action now, we could be in danger of running out of space.

“This is something we have been working tirelessly towards, but there is a fine balance between success and becoming a victim of your own success.”

The prices for August will be £1 for 2.5 litres of paint, £2 for 5 litres and £4 for 10 litres.

Contact CCORRN on 01354-607667 or email repaint@ccorrn.org.uk or go along to the warehouse at Thorby Avenue, March, between 10am and 3pm Monday to Wednesday and 10am to 1pm Thursday.