Did you know that you can no longer dispose of paint at Croydon’s Recycling Centres?

Paint is now classed as hazardous waste and, therefore, Croydon Council are unable to accept it at any of their three reuse and recycling centres.  Paint is a liquid, resulting in spillage if the container is damaged.
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If you have any usable surplus paint, please try offering it to friends, local community groups or you can contact Community Re-Paint
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Alternatively, for disposal 
Water-based paints
You can dispose of “solid” water-based paint, which will be sent to landfill but it needs to be solid. To make paint solid, you have to remove the lid from the can and leave it off for a number of weeks before replacing the lid before disposing of it. Adding sand or cat litter makes it go hard quicker or you can buy a special hardener.
Recycling Centre staff may want to see that the paint is hard before accepting it for disposal.
Empty paint cans (plastic or metal) or dried water based paint can be disposed of at the Council’s recycling centres.
Oil paints
In the case of oil paint, this is a bit more difficult. Oil based paint is now given a chemicals advisory notice and needs to be collected by the City of London. Further information and details about this service can be found on the City of London website.
The City of London Corporation provides a collection service for boxed chemical and paint only. You are entitled to three collections of 50L of containers per rolling year. Chemicals and paint tins must be put into cardboard boxes for collection.
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