Winner of paint reuse competition

4th January 2019

Keith Saunderson from Derrygonnelly has been named as the winner of the European Week for Waste Reduction paint reuse scheme competition.

European Week for Waste Reduction, which took place from 17th -25th November 2018, focused on “hazardous waste” with householders, businesses, schools and organisations encouraged to take positive action on reducing their consumption of products with hazardous contents as well as making sure that they are properly disposed of.

On average, 50 million litres of paint end up in landfill or is incinerated across the UK every year.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council offers a Paint Reuse Scheme to provide a sustainable alternative to paint disposal which is better for the environment as well as offering social and economic benefits.

Anyone can donate unwanted usable paint at Council recycling centres at Drummee, Enniskillen; Gortrush, Omagh; Carrickmore; Fintona; Irvinestown; Kesh and Lisnaskea. The paint is then made available, free of charge to residents and community groups for use in the home, garden or on community projects.

All those who donated paint to any of the seven recycling centres during European Week for Waste Reduction were entered into a prize draw, with Mr Saunderson selected at random to win a samsung tablet.