A green scene.

Paint firm joins forces to cut landfill

Published:  21 July, 2009

UK: Dulux Decorator Centres and MHS Commercial Services in Kent, have joined forces to recycle over half a million empty paint cans in a bid to reduce the quantity of waste material going into landfill.

MHS Commercial Services is one of the South East's chief building contractors and is a major provider of building maintenance and repair services to domestic and commercial properties and social housing throughout Kent and the Medway.

The company is one of the first contractors to sign up to Dulux Decorator Centres' can recycling initiative, which enables everyone from local painters and decorators to large contractors to sign up to have their empty paint tins either collected from site or returned back to store where they are then sent off for recycling.

Tony Wood, Dulux Decorator Centres’ regional operations manager for East London, commented: "The initiative has been designed to meet the demands of the industry to become 'greener'.

"MHS Commercial Services is one of the first companies to sign up to the initiative and, with over half a million tins of paint used each year, this simple recycling effort will make a huge difference to the environment."

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