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Paint Disposal & Recycling

Paint contains chemicals such as solvents and metals that can contaminate our groundwater and endanger human health. It is important to not put these items into your garbage bin. By recycling your paint you can play an important role in protecting our environment.

Will SUEZ accept my paint?
SUEZ is licensed to accept residential and commercial quantities of paint. Please submit online contact form below for more information.

Residents in Sydney can safely dispose of paint at some SUEZ facilities. For further information regarding these facilities please call 1300 651 116 or view our Waste Charges & Services Brochure here.

What else can I do with my paint and paint-related chemicals?
Residents may be able to dispose of their paint free of charge through one of the following services;

NSW Clean Out 131 555 The Office of Environment & Heritage provides a free drop off for paint and other household chemicals to residents of NSW.
ACT Canberra Connect 13 22 81 The Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water can advise residents of services available for chemical disposal.
VIC Detox Your Home 1300363744 Resource Smart Victoria provides drop off centres and a mobile service for the disposal of paint and chemicals free of charge.
SA Zero Waste SA 08 8204 1947 Zero Waste SA provides a free drop off service for hazardous waste.
WA Zero Waste WA 08 6467 5305 Zero Waste WA provides number of drop of centres for paint in WA.
QLD Local Councils   Queensland councils organise chemical disposal days individually. Contact your local council for more information.


Further information on paint:

  • Buy only the amount of paint you need for the immediate job. Your retailer can help you estimate the quantity you need.
  • Use up left over paint, or give it to a friend to use.
  • Read the labels for safety instructions.
  • Never mix paint with any other liquid or solid substance, other than as directed on the label.
  • Never put liquid paint in the garbage bin and never pour it down the drain.
  • Store leftover paint in the original container with the label intact.
  • Secure the lid of the paint container well and turn it upside down. This will help create a seal around the lid and maintain the quality of the paint.
  • Store paint away from extreme temperatures.
  • Keep paint away from children and pets.
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