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Paint Disposal

Securely disposing of paint and other hazardous products.

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Paint Disposal

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

* Packaging

* 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.

Hazardous Services


Securely dispose of hazardous waste stream products, including asbestos.
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Contaminated soil pollution remediation
Contaminated Soil Pollution Remediation
Wanless can deliver safe, compliant and environmentally responsible solutions for effective solid waste disposal and contaminated soil pollution remediation.
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Secure product destruction
Secure Product Destruction
Securely dispose of hazardous waste stream products.
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Pfas decontamination
PFAS Decontamination
PFAS compounds are used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications, and can be found in soil, concrete, groundwater, surface water and sediments.
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Hazardous chemicals
Hazardous Chemicals
Hazardous chemicals can be solid, liquid or gaseous and it can occur as a waste stream from municipal, commercial, industrial, or construction and demolition clients.
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Hazardous waste
Hazardous Waste
Wanless provides integrated solutions for the identification, collection, treatment and disposal of hazardous and contaminated waste.
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If you’re a workshop or industry that has excess paint to dispose of, our specialised bins and trucks can help.

Quarantine Waste

For businesses at airports and ports, and/or importing products, Wanless provides quarantine bins for removal of wastes under the required AQIS regulations.

Contaminated Sludge

Wanless is able to dispose of your contaminated sludge in an environmentally responsible way.

Waste management doesn’t have to be a burden to your business.

Create real transformation with a Wanless refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle waste management plan


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