Used and unwanted paint is some of the most common liquid waste found in landfills. About 5% of the 100 million litres of paint bought every year ends up as hazardous landfill waste.
Paint contains chemicals such as solvents and metals that can contaminate groundwater and endanger human health. It is important to not put these items into your garbage bin.
However, with safe paint disposal practices, waste paint and its by-products can be recycled and turned into valuable commodities. By recycling your paint you can play an important role in protecting our environment.
The waste paint and paint containers collected by Wanless Waste Management is sorted and processed to turn them from waste to valuable resources.
The metal and plastic containers that hold the paint can be recycled and turned into new packaging materials. Water-based paint will be processed, with the by-products used in a variety of industrial applications, such as cement mixer, as industrial water or in composting.
Solvent-based paint will be recycled and used as an alternative fuel source for local cement manufacturers.
Diverting waste paint from landfill not only helps contribute to sustainability, but also keeps our environment safe by reducing the risk of the hazardous materials found in paint that causes environmental damage.
Here are just some of the products you can be confident Wanless Waste Management disposes of efficiently and safely:
* Deck coatings and floor paints
* Interior and exterior architectural paint
* Varnishes and urethanes (single components)
* Wood coatings
* Empty paint cans
Wanless can also arrange a direct collection service for paint products not listed in this list or for large volumes.
Contaminated Soil Pollution Remediation
Secure Product Destruction
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