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Here’s how to properly dispose of paint.

March 25, 2022 davidcrossan@googlemail.com Comments Off

By leasing a skip, you may dispose of a large amount of domestic waste. Regrettably, leftover paint and paint cans are not included.
Liquid paint is not permitted in landfills or skips and is not accepted by the council. Additionally, dumping paint down the drain is not an
option, as it wreaks havoc on the environment. That’s not to mention the hazard it poses if it results in a clog in the pipes. Therefore, if
you’ve touched up the painting but still have some remaining, how can you get rid of it? You’ll be relieved to learn that you have quite a
few options!

If the paint can is still sealed,

You’ve probably figured this one out already, but you can simply return unopened tins of paint to the retailer where you purchased them
for a refund or exchange. Obviously, this only applies if the paint has not been opened and the receipt is still attached. Otherwise, you
might want to consider some of the other possibilities we’ll discuss shortly.

For use with tiny amounts of paint.

If you just have a tiny bit of paint remaining, you can afford to be imaginative. Bear in mind that liquid paint is strictly prohibited in skips.
This means that you can paint a piece of cardboard or another type of paper and then set it aside to dry. Once the paint is totally dry, you
can discard the cardboard or paper along with the rest of your household rubbish.

For greater quantities of paint

You’ll notice that we’re not being precise with these amounts”we’ll leave it up to you to choose what constitutes “big” and “small”
amounts of paint! Your first line of defence will almost certainly be your friends and family. It’s not exactly complicated: you get rid of your
paint cans, and they get free paint.

On the other hand, if no one in your immediate circle is willing to take them off your hands, you can always try websites like Freecycle or
Freegle, where you may find someone who is willing to take them off your hands. Depending on your location in the UK, you may also
want to contact a group like Community RePaint, which collects unused paint for community initiatives such as repainting public buildings
or creating playground murals. This way, you avoid waste, and as an added bonus, all proceeds benefit a deserving cause!

If it is not usable,

Unfortunately, paint is only usable for a few years after it has been opened. Once that time period has elapsed, you will be unable to give
it away at all. Fortunately, you are not quite out of alternatives! The remedy here is to simply allow it to dry before bringing it to your local
household garbage recycling centre. Personally, we’ve found that the quickest way to cure paint is to store it in a locked, well-ventilated
garage overnight.

If the mixture does not dry quickly enough, you may always add extra sawdust, soil, or sand and let it harden. We recommend letting it
alone for at least a few hours and then going off to do something else before returning to check. There’s little use in remaining to see it
happen, as it’s about as entertaining as… well, it’s not at all exciting.

Once it’s dry, a quick trip to your local household garbage recycling centre will take care of disposing of it. Additionally, only metal paint
cans are accepted for recycling at the majority of household waste recycling centres. Certain recycling centres may be far less
enthusiastic about accepting plastic paint cans for recycling; if this is the case with yours, they should be able to direct you to a more
suitable location.

Of course, you can always count on us here at CKB Skip Hire for anything else. In an emergency, you may even place solidified paint in
one of our skips-just make certain that it is completely dry beforehand! You may view our skip size range here, or if you’re ready to
proceed, simply input your postcode and phone number into our webpage to receive an immediate online price.

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