What to Do with Your Old Paint and Paint Tins?

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Leftover paint and painting products are a common feature on building sites around Sydney, as well as in offices and retail spaces.

Perhaps you’ve just given your business, carpark or strata complex a lick of paint, or even your home.

It’s important that however many old tins or paint or how much old painting equipment you have, you ensure it’s recycled properly.

The very best way to dispose of old paint is to use it! But if you’re not able to do that, there are alternatives.

At Sydney City Rubbish, we’re ready to help.

Leftover Paint

Leftover paint can be disposed of easily in small quantities.

You can actually soak up the paint with either newspaper or old cardboard. Then, once the paint is dry, you can dispose of those materials.

However, that’s not sustainable for larger quantities of paint.

There are facilities that will recycle or responsibly dispose of large quantities of paint. That means you won’t simply have to leave it in a storeroom for years.

Unfortunately, some forms of paint are generally considered to be hazardous waste. They include (but are not necessarily limited to):

– Oil-based paints.
– Lead-based paints.
– Varnish.
– Paint thinners.

Do think twice before you throw old paint away. Some latex based paints can last up to ten years, as long as they are sealed properly.

Old Paint Tins and Brushes

Old paint tins can be recycled, so long as they’re not full of paint.

Thankfully, most of these tins are made of tin-plated steel. That means that if they’re clean, they can be placed in your recycling bin.

If you have a large quantity of these tins, it’s time to call in the professionals.

Hire the Pros

At Sydney City Rubbish, we’re the best in the business when it comes to sustainable and responsible rubbish removal in Sydney.

We can utilise our rubbish removal practices and vehicles to remove large quantities of waste items from your business or building site.

When it comes to paint tins, we can collect them and ensure that they are recycled by a professional waste metal recycling facility.

At the end of the day, that’s always a better result for your business.

To discuss your Sydney rubbish removal project, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here.

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