I AM writing to say a very big thank you to people in Warrington for helping their local Crown Decorating Centre on Gateway 49 Trade Park to achieve record recycling results.

The figures for our annual Kick Out The Can unwanted paint recycling scheme are now in and we have achieved by far the best response.

This is the fourth year we have run the campaign and each year the public has shown more and more support in returning containers of surplus paint.

Sheds, cupboards and garages across the country are thought to hold around 54 million litres of unused paint, and this annual scheme aims to give a new lease of life to the product.

All of the paint brought into the stores is now being reprocessed by our social enterprise arm NIMTECH, and then it will be distributed to deserving community projects.

We are delighted that people have once again taken the trouble to bring their unwanted paint and contributed to a real recycling success story.

If you know of any charitable or community groups who would benefit from a donation of paint, please feel free to get in touch at nimtech.org.uk.

Once again, thank you for helping us to recycle old paint for a greater community good – we couldn’t have done it without you.

MARK LLOYD Crown Decorating Centres