Painting a Brighter Future
Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes?
For a cheeky peek at what we do.
Cambridgeshire Community RePaint
CCORRN's Community RePaint project has been up and running since January 2011 when the collaborative scheme with Amey Cespa and Cambridge County Council was officially opened at Milton HWRC.
The scheme collects, sorts and tests paint ready for reuse by community groups, families and individuals who need it.
The national project sponsored by Dulux aims to prevent surplus, usable paint from entering the waste stream and diverting it to those who need it most; charities, community groups, schools, organisations and individuals.
Bits and Bobs Scrapstore
CCORRN's Bits and Bobs Scrapstore is an Aladdin's cave full of business surplus materials, off cuts, merchandising, hobby and haberdashery items, fabric, plastic, paper, paint, glue and all sorts of things that we don't even have a name for.
We accept donations from individuals and businesses to keep our shelves full of resources so that our wonderful members can get all creative with arts, crafts and play projects. If you have any resources you think we might be interested in, please get in touch with us
Creative Reuse Centre
The Creative Reuse Centre is a new venture for CCORRN. We aim to unify and bring together local artists, crafters and makers with people who want to try out or learn new skills. Together we hope to encourage more people to get involved in creatively reusing, making and creating.
In addition to delivering our own exhibitions, workshops and community events we want to provide a platform and shared workspace for local artists and crafts people to grow an income from their talents and skills.
Good Paint - Great Prices
Good quality paint from public and trade sources is collected, tested and sold by a small team of hardworking staff and volunteers.
We work with other organisations to ensure as many people as possible are able to access affordable paint to make life brighter.
Membership is available to everyone and includes access to the paint store and scrapstore. Join on the day when you visit us for the first time and collect your membership card the next time you visit. For more details about our membership packages click here.
CCORRN First AkzoNobel Community RePaint Recycling Centre
After a wonderful launch in The House of Commons on the 20th of October, celebrating AkzoNobel's paper ReColour in which we feature as their first paint recycling centre. We are thrilled to have had the recycling training and equipement that they have sponsored. After all the fun we have now put away our glad rags and put our overalls back on.
The last six months have been a whirlwind of activity transforming our humble Community RePaint scheme into the first paint recycling centre of its kind. We have undergone intensive training from Keith Harrison from New Life Paints together with an astounding array of specially designed sophisticated machinery and equipment.
It has been a tremendous amount of work for the team especially as this has happened in addition to delivering our contracted paint collection and reuse treatment services to AmeyCespa for Cambridgeshire County Council.
After many months, our techniques have improved significantly including the colour blending required to achieve a consistent range of colours.
We are looking forward to the launch of the recycled paint hitting our shelves and sharing the excitement of this groundbreaking achievement with our partners, members and supporters.
We'll keep you updated as things progress, in the mean time you might want to have a look at the ReColour report for the full details.