Recycle the rest

Across the UK, only one in three Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) accept liquid paint, and only 2% of the total amount of leftover decorative paint gets reused or remanufactured, but we’re working with central and local government to improve this. If you have leftover paint you want to get rid of, use the recycling locator below to find a HWRC near you. If your local council is not listed on this locator, please take it to a HWRC following the advice given by WRAP: ‘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 pierce the dried paint before taking it to a household waste recycling centre to make sure it’s fully hardened)’. You may also be able to use up your paint, check out our advice.