Decorating and DIY is a favourite pastime for many. It’s a great way to freshen up your home without buying new furniture or, at the extreme end of the scale, moving house.
But what to do with the half-empty paint cans lurking about at the back of the shed after you’ve finished your projects?
Household recycling collection
Paint and paint cans are not collected through household recycling.
What can you do?
Make your paint last longer by ensuring the lid is on tightly. Tip the can upside down for a few seconds to stop a skin forming then store upright.
Protect the paint from frost and extreme temperatures as these can damage the paint.
Pass on paint to a local community group or project.
Hold onto leftover paint for upcycling projects.
Recycling is constantly evolving and changing so check back for updates or try our recycling locator to find out what you can recycle at home and where you can recycle or pass on unwanted items in your local area.