Carefully consider how much you need by using the guidelines on the tin and only buy what you need.
Put the lid on tight and store leftover paint for patching or using in other areas.
Recycle (restrictions apply)
Staffordshire’s recycling centres can accept up to 10 x 2.5 litre paint pots (or equivalent volume) every six months.
For restricted waste, residents may be required to complete a ‘disclaimer form’ to declare that the waste is from their household, has not arisen as a result of commercial use and to acknowledge that a limit applies to the quantities of waste they are entitled to deposit at the recycling centre.
Small amounts of water based paint can be left in the tin to go hard and placed in your kerbside general waste bin. You can speed up the drying process by adding sawdust or cat litter and the lid left off. Make sure that these are left away from children or pets to avoid spillage. Paint which is still liquid or solvent based paint should not be placed in the bin.
All waste placed in your rubbish bin is taken to one of Staffordshire’s energy recovery plants.
Where can I take this?
Lower House Lane, Baddesley Ensor, Atherstone, CV9 2QA
Bemersley Road, Biddulph, ST8 7QT
Pendeford Mill Lane, Codsall, WV8 1JJ
Ring Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, WS7 3JQ
Centurion Way (off Shobnall Road), Burton upon Trent, DE14 2AU (use DE14 2AY for SatNav)
Lichfield Road, Cannock, WS11 8NQ
Tower Crane Drive, Off New Haden Road, Cheadle, ST10 1FB
Fowlchurch Road, Leek, ST13 6BH
Witley Drive, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, WS13 6EU
Leycett Lane, Newcastle, ST5 6AD
Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 2HE
St. Albans Road, Stafford, ST16 3DR
Beacon Road / Opal Way, Stone Business Park, Aston, ST15 0NN
Robert Bakewell Way, Uttoxeter, ST14 5AU (Not SatNav compatible)
Botterham Lane, Wombourne, DY3 4RA