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Recycling Paint

Many deceased estates have large amounts of old paint in back sheds and garages that need to be safely removed. Like yourself, We Empty Houses is committed to doing as much as we can to reduce damage to the environment, so Paintback is our new best friend! Since 2016, Paintback has taken unwanted paint and packaging and responsibly disposes of it, diverting it from landfill and vital waterways.

How it works:

We Empty Houses takes your unwanted paint and packaging to one of the 12 local Paintback collection facilities. They accept up to 100 litres per visit stowed in containers of up to 20 litres.

The unwanted paint and packaging is stored safely until it can be transported to the treatment facility where the packaging and liquid are separated.

The containers are recycled, subject to contamination :-The solvent paint is used as an alternative energy source. Water is separated from acrylic paint, with the by-product used in a variety of industrial applications significantly reducing landfill.

Their research and development program aims to improve the current resource recovery towards 90% diversion from landfill and movement up the waste hierarchy. That’s gotta be a great thing!

For more details, check out this website

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