Getting rid of unused paint in Merseyside

Paints, varnishes and wood stains can contain hazardous chemicals or solvents including heavy metals. Do not pour paint down a drain.


Local community groups, playgroups or charities will often welcome donations of useable paints. Try:


Many DIY superstores will take back unwanted paint, call them to check. If you have many pots they can be classed as hazardous waste - please click here to find out more. Residents can contact re-use venture Recipro who may accept re-usable paint - 08442 253 000 or


Some Merseyside Waste and Recycling Centres will accept paint  can accept paint. See for a full list of centres. They must be contacted to check if they accept paint.


Also Veolia and Crown Paint offer a similar service-see