Recycle the rest

Across the UK, only one in three Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) accept liquid paint, with only 2% of all leftover decorative paint being reused or remanufactured. PaintCare is working with central and local government to improve these figures.

If you have leftover paint that 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, you can still take it to a HWRC but must follow 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’. Before taking it to the HWRC please check it is fully hardened by piercing the dried paint.

If you live within the City of London, you can arrange to have your leftover paint collected. Click here to find out more.

You may also be able to use up your paint. Find out how to make the most of your paint here.

The below information is taken from Recycle now, a national recycling campaign which is supported and funded by the Government. Whilst we do our best to ensure this information is as accurate as possible, there may be occasions when it is out of date or the recycling centre has changed their policy.