We are regularly asked by customers whether they can place paint tins in our skip bins. They only way we can accept paint in our skip bins is if the paint is dry. So the best thing to do is take the lid of the paint tins and allow the paint to dry before placing the tin in the skip bin.
Here’s why we can’t accept paint in our skip bins: if we were to dump the paint along with the contents of the skip bin at a tip or transfer station we are at risk of contaminating this soil. This is a risk that the tip sites or local councils are not willing to take and it will also affect our environmental foot print in the long term.
We are very pleased to provide our customers with a link to a site that will assist you with dumping full tins of paint.
Paint Back is a not-for-profit organisation with collection points Australia-wide, starting in major population areas and aiming to have 70 permanent sites over the next three years.
Here is a brief outline on the organisation:
Find your local Paintback centre