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Here's What Our Happy Clients Have To Say
Academy Trust - Manchester
"Following some major building work at the school we had several hundred kg's of waste paint left over which needed to be disposed of promptly and cheaply. After a quick call to All Waste the whole lot was gone 2 days later and I'd highly recommend their services."
Commercial Decorator - East Sussex
"We had a huge backlog of old and out of date paint tins to dispose of which All Waste Matters cleared for us with minimum fuss. We now have regular collections to keep on top of things."
Painting Contractor - Manchester
"We had quite a back log of old and rusty paint tins but All Waste Matters cleared the lot and now we have 2 monthly collections to keep on top of things. Highly recommended!"

Paint Disposal

Old Paint Disposal

Paint Disposal in the UK is controlled by the Environment Protection act 1990. Placing a duty of care on those who carry, produce or dispose of wastes.

All Waste Matters can offer your company the complete paint disposal service. From collection to disposal your waste paint is handled within latest regs.

We are a licensed paint disposal company based in the UK. We have our own collection vehicles and licensed paint recycling centre. This means your disposal of paint is done with minimum impact and traced to its eventual disposal.

Many broker firms have formed, using others to dispose of their clients waste. This means the disposal of paint could happen by anybody at any site. Not ideal! We collect any amounts of waste paint. We provide one offs or regular collections too.

how to dispose of paint

How to dispose of paint

For households with small amounts of paint, you may be able to take your old paint tins to your council recycling centre.

With cost cutting in place throughout the UK the number of these centres accepting waste paint has dropped.

If you’re a business or have a large quantity of paint to dispose of you, need to ensure that your waste disposal follows waste hierarchy guidelines. 

This is where a Waste Management Company such as All Waste Matters can help. We can advise on the best disposal routes. With 50 years experience you can rely on us to make your paint disposal problems a thing of the past.

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Where can I dispose of old paint?

All commercial old paint must be disposed of by a fully licensed waste management company. The waste paint should be collected and transferred in accordance with latest legislation. Some recycling centres may take domestic paint for disposal.

Do recycling Centres take paint?

Some recycling centres may still take paint for disposal. This would only apply for domestic waste paint and in most cases only non-hazardous liquids such as emulsion. You can check your local council website to see if this is permitted.

How do I dispose of unwanted paint?

By following the waste hierarchy guidelines of:

Reduce – Only buy what you really need for the job

Reuse – Use left over paint from previous jobs

Recycle – Recycling the paint into a new product

Recovery – Using the unwanted paint as fuel for waste to energy recovery

Disposal – Landfill and incineration without energy recovery

How do you dispose of emulsion paint?

Emulsion paint should be disposed of in the same way as gloss or solvent paints i.e. through re-use or high temperature incineration. Although it’s VOC level is considerably lower, this can still have negative impacts on the Environment.

Can I put empty paint tins in the bin?

If the empty paint tins are completely free from residue they may be disposed of in the bin. However, these will only end up at landfill sites so it would be much better to have them recycled with your other metal or plastic waste packaging.

Can you put paint in a skip?

Most waste paint is considered hazardous and as such should not be put in a skip. Traditional advice such as absorbing the material with sand is terrible for the environment as it leaches into the watercourses at landfill sites.

Can you put water based paint down the drain?

Water based paint should never be poured down the drain as this can end up polluting water courses and blocking drainage systems.

Our key paint can disposal service offers

  • Same day Quotations

    We are always able to offer our very best prices on the same day as your enquiry.

  • low transport fees

    Our collection fees are amongst the cheapest in the industry and we have no minimum quantity to qualify for a collection.

  • We collect nationwide

    Get in touch today for your free no obligation quotation.

Waste Paint

How do you dispose of old tins of paint?

The paint recycling route will depend on the paints make up. Whether it is water based paint, oil based paint or solvent based paint. Most will end up as fuel for blast furnaces or in cement manufacturing. Just some of the key services we can offer in this area include: –    

• – Free no obligation quotation

• – Same-day quotations

• – Waste paint removal company

• – Low transport fees

• – Nationwide paint disposal collection service

“From regular collections to one off waste paint removal, we can provide your company with a tailored waste paint disposal service to match your requirements.”

How do I get a quote for my leftover paint?

For your free waste paint removal quotation please give us a quick call or email. Include a rough idea of the number of paint tins you need disposed of with an estimate of the amount of paint still left in them. We’ll get right back to you the very same day with a quotation for their disposal.

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