Adult male placing old tin of paint into a community recycling centre bin labelled water based paint

CRC video series: Problem waste – paint

Community Recycling Centres have been designed to collect and appropriately dispose of household problem waste items.  There are five locations in the Port Macquarie Hastings region where you can drop off your problem waste. 

 The video below is one of five videos that encourage the use of our local Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) focusing on one of the many types of waste that you can DROP OFF FOR FREE! This video shares what you can do with used old paint tins and containers and what happens to them after you drop them off.

Did you know ...

  • Both water based and oil-based paints can be dropped to you community recycle centre for FREE.
  • Unwanted paint can be mixed with other waste solvents and used as an alternative fuel source for cement manufacturing.
  • Check out this short video demonstrating what happens to unwanted paint and paint containers.

This video was created by Midwastein conjunction with a group of local regional councils including Port Macquarie Hasting Council, as part of a project funded by the NSW EPA Waste Less Recycle More waste levy. 


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