What happens to waste paint?
The waste paint and paint containers collected by Cleanaway and Paintback will be sorted and then 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. The by-products of water-based paint can be used in a variety of industrial applications, such as mixing with cement, as industrial water or used in composting.
For solvent-based paint, it will be recycled and used as an alternative fuel source for a local cement manufacturer.
Diverting waste paint from landfill does not only help to make a sustainable future possible, but also keeps our environment safe by reducing the risk of the hazardous materials found in paint from causing environmental damage.