Staff at Huddersfield’s Crown Decorating Centre have been named as regional champions after encouraging customers to take part in a recycling scheme.
Earlier this year, Crown Decorating Centres launched the “Kick Out The Can” initiative, encouraging customers to clear out garages, sheds and cupboards and return unwanted paint to the network of more than 130 stores in the UK and Northern Ireland.
Now the team at the Crown Decorating Centre at Ringway Industrial Estate has been named Kick Out The Can Champion for the Yorkshire and North East region after encouraging customers to return their unwanted paint for re-processing.
The paint is recycled by social enterprise Nimtech before being distributed to community projects around the country in partnership with regeneration charity Groundwork.
Mark Lloyd, sustainability manager for Crown Decorating Centres, said: “We are delighted that our team members have given their full support to the Kick Out The Can initiative.
“The team at Huddersfield worked really hard to collect the unwanted paint which was re-processed at our headquarters in Lancashire.
“Social enterprise company Nimtech re-processes the paint and containers for re-use and at the same time provides training and job opportunities for people struggling to find work.
“The paint has now been donated to community initiatives such as youth centres, environmental projects and social housing schemes nationwide.”
Staff at seven Crown Decorating Centres have been presented with a certificate which names their store a Kick Out The Can Champion.
Richard Beaumont, manager at Huddersfield, said: “It is always nice to be recognised for something like this, but it is really the support of people in the Huddersfield area who have made Kick Out The Can such a success for us.
“Local people, given the chance to recycle unwanted paint and help good causes at the same time, really got behind the scheme.”