Collect and Recycle

Paint Disposal & Paint Tin Recycling For Businesses

We collect and recycle both tins and paint left from commercial activity.


Paint Disposal Service Across the UK

At Collect and Recycle we offer a cost-effective, safe paint disposal service. We specialise in disposing of hazardous waste including paint and tins, ensuring your business can dispose of this waste safely. Councils are unable to accept liquid paint, as liquid wastes are banned from landfill sites.

With our hazardous waste disposal service, we offer flexible collections to help you deal with leftover paint with minimal hassle. Your unwanted paint can be collected quickly by our waste management team and dealt with safely.

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School Paint Disposal Case Study

Our hazardous waste team organised a collection for the water-based paint tins quickly and efficiently, fulfilling our client’s request for removal. To ensure the paint tins were safe for transport, we provided three “cut-off” IBC containers in which the paint tins were placed.


How Our Paint Disposal Service Works

We have many years of experience in old paint disposal and dealing with hazardous items, such as industrial waste. We have established a tried and tested process, which enables us to dispose of waste quickly, efficiently and, most importantly, safely. We use a verified haulage network, our operatives are fully trained and we pride ourselves on delivering a flexible service to suit the needs of each individual client.

We work with clients who require one-off paint disposal services, as well as those who need frequent collections. For customers who have a regular requirement, we can provide containers, such as a waste bin, on-site. Our paint disposal service covers everything from leftover and unused paint to empty paint tin disposal for recycling.

How To Dispose
Of Paint In The UK

If you’re looking to get rid of paint tins or dispose of leftover paint, we have a simple, safe, solution for you. We work with companies all over the UK recycle paint and are proficient in the secure removal of all kinds of waste products, including accepting liquid paint.

Paint disposal should be done very carefully by paint disposal companies in line with health and safety regulations and local council guidelines. You should not pour paint down the drain as paint is classed as hazardous waste. We offer a fully compliant service, delivering waste products to authorised facilities, including recycling centres, and undertaking comprehensive audits to ensure optimum safety standards.

We have a full audit trail in place to provide our customers with peace of mind. At Collect and Recycle, our mission is to offer our customers an easy, cost-effective means to get rid of waste. Once you’ve contacted our team, we’ll do all the leg work. We provide services on an ad hoc basis, and we can also arrange regular collections for companies that require ongoing paint disposal.

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Get in touch with our team today by filling in the form. One of us will get back to you shortly with more information and provide you with a quote to dispose of paint responsibly.


Paint Tin Disposal Service

Our paint tin disposal service is committed to environmental responsibility and sustainability. We can collect both metal paint and plastic paint tins, ensuring the materials are recycled effectively.

We take pride in our eco-friendly approach, as we collect and recycle the waste we gather. By doing so, we prevent these containers from ending up in landfills, where they can harm the environment. Our dedicated team ensures that the materials from these tins are processed and repurposed efficiently, reducing the overall environmental impact.

Get in touch today to book your waste collection. Solvent based paint, thinner and white spirit are all hazardous waste types and need a professional team to dispose of safely. These should never be placed along with general waste for local collections.


Paint Disposal Questions

Are Empty Paint Cans Hazardous Waste?

Whether empty paint cans are considered hazardous waste depends on the type of paint they contain and whether any residue remains. Cans that once held oil-based paint are typically classified as hazardous, even when empty, due to the potential presence of harmful chemicals. It’s crucial to handle these with care and not treat them as non-hazardous waste.

If there are significant residues of dried paint inside, it’s safer to treat them as hazardous waste. To ensure compliance with environmental regulations, consider using a hazardous waste collection service for proper disposal and recycling of these materials.

Can Paint Tins Go In General Waste?

No, you should not dispose of paint tins in general waste. Even empty paint tins may still contain paint residue.

For businesses disposing of small amounts of paint or paint tins, it’s important to follow best practices for hazardous waste disposal. Paint tins should ideally be emptied as much as possible, and any remaining oil-based paint should be allowed to dry before disposal. For larger quantities or commercial disposal needs, utilising our professional service ensures that your waste is handled responsibly, adhering to legal and environmental standards.

What Types Of Paint Can You Collect?

  • Colours
  • Cans and Tins
  • Emulsion
  • Solvent Based
  • Enamel
  • Inks
  • Oil Based
  • Thinners
  • Undercoats
  • Varnishes
  • Water Based
  • Floor Paints
  • Roof Paints
  • Spray Paints
  • Primer
  • Powdered Paints