Welcome to the waste directory  - paint

What can be recycled?

Paint should be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Under the EU Landfill Directive, liquid waste is not permitted at landfill sites.

Solvent based paint is classed as hazardous and must be disposed of appropriately.

What is included?



  • paint



  • other items

Waste hierarchy

What happens to this waste stream?

Reused 100%
Recycled 0%
Recovered 0%
Incinerated 0%
Landfilled 0%

Paint waste stream

Paint should be disposed of as hazardous waste.

What happens then?

  • The paint will be collected by a specialist contractor. As much as possible will be recycled or recovered.

How green is this waste stream?

  • Everything that you recycle is put to good use. Your recycling prevents needless use of landfill sites or incineration. You are helping to protect and improve the environment.


Roger Smith, Hazardous Waste Coordinator: 07590 250 550