What to do with
Your local household waste recycling centre may have a donation point for paint - it is re-used rather than recycled.
Alternatively, donate your paint directly to a local Community Repaint scheme.
How to dispose of unwanted paint
- If you can't use it all up or find a good home for your paint you will need to harden it before disposal. Councils are unable to accept liquid paint, as liquid wastes are banned from landfill sites. You can buy a paint hardener, or add sawdust, sand or soil to the tin and leave the lid off until the paint becomes solid and dry. Please then pierce the dried paint before taking it to a Household Waste Recycling Centre to make sure it's fully hardened.
- Solvent based paint, paint thinner and white spirit should be disposed of as hazardous waste.