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How to safely dispose of paint and paint cans

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Safely dispose left-over paint and empty, dry paint cans for free at a household hazardous waste drop-off location:

Special instructions

  • Liquid paint must be sealed in the original can or another spill-proof container with the contents clearly labelled.
  • We accept up to 20 litres of household chemicals per week.
  • Never flush chemicals down your toilet, sink or drain as they harm the environment and may damage the pipes in your home.

An alternative disposal option for empty, dry paint cans is to put them in your black cart as garbage, with lids removed.

If you are a commercial painting business, see our Commercial Paint page to learn how to safely dispose of your leftover volumes of commercial paint.

Locations and hours are listed below:

Paint and paint cans


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