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Where do I take paint and paint cans?

How to safely dispose of paint and paint cans

Safely dispose paint and paint cans at a household hazardous waste drop-off location for free:

  • Designated fire hall
  • City landfill Throw 'n' Go

This also includes:

  • Alkyd, latex and oil-based paints
  • Lacquers, stains and varnishes
  • Paint thinners, strippers and solvents
  • Wood preservatives

How do I prepare paint and paint cans?

  • Liquid paint must be sealed in the original can or another spill-proof container with the contents clearly labelled.
  • We accept all paint cans including dried out paint and empty cans.
  • 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.

Commercial amounts of paint

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

Household Hazardous Waste drop-off locations:

Paint and paint cans
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