Paint cans

Can I recycle it?

Paint cans are not collected as part of your kerbside recycling collection.

You can recycle empty, metal paint cans at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre. Plastic paint pots should be placed in your rubbish bin.

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Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)

View our Household Waste Recycling Centres to find

  • location maps
  • opening times
  • materials accepted

You can also find your nearest centre by entering your postcode on our my area page.

For safety reasons, no public pedestrian access is allowed through the entrance or exit gates at any of our household waste recycling centres.

Only waste from households in Cornwall can be taken to these sites. Commercial waste is not accepted at any recycling centre.

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