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Paint Tins (metal or plastic)

Recycle at home

Recycle out of home

Yes, Paint Tins (metal or plastic) can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

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How to recycle paint tins

  • Empty, dry metal and plastic paint tins are accepted at most household waste recycling centres, check with your local council first;

  • Tins with wet paint are not accepted at household waste recycling centres as they are unable to accept liquid paint, as liquid wastes are banned from landfill sites;

  • Please do not decant paint into other containers as this prevents it being handled correctly and can be a potential hazard.

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