Can I recycle it?

Paint is not collected as part of your kerbside recycling collection.

There are currently no re-use facilities in Cornwall for paint. Paint can be disposed of at most of Cornwall’s Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Useful information

If your paint is still usable, you could consider donating the paint for reuse to a:

  • local community group
  • charity
  • youth/church group
  • college
  • sports club
  • neighbour
  • work colleague
  • relative
  • friend

For larger quantities of reasonable quality paint you could also consider advertising it for sale on an online platform such as Facebook’s Marketplace or Gumtree.

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Donate or sell

Charity shops are always grateful for donations of unwanted items in good condition.  You could also organise a give and take event or give items away via FreecycleFreegle.

You can donate usable furniture to community projects like: 

Or sell your spare stuff at garage sales and car boot sales or on eBay.  If you can transport items yourself, most towns have their own auction rooms. They are also a good way of selling and buying second hand items.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres

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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