Can empty paint tins be recycled?

How do you dispose of empty paint tins?

Empty tins

Empty paint tins or those containing completely dry paint can be safely disposed of in the garbage (general collection or recycling, depending on your council’s preference) or recycled for scrap metal after removing the lid.

Can I put empty paint tins in the bin?

The empty paint tins can be thrown in the bin. It would be better to have them recycled with your other metal or plastic waste packaging since they will only end up at landfill sites.

Can you put empty paint cans in the bin UK?

Tins of paint should never be put in your bin at home unless they are empty or contain only solid dried-up paint residue.

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