To avoid causing a mess in your recycle bin and potentially sending your recyclables to waste, make sure paint tins are empty first.
Simply dry paint by leaving the tin open until dry, then scrape out the old paint into the waste to landfill bin. You may also consider using a paint drying powder, available from your local hardware store, to dry the paint quicker.
Once the tin is empty, it can be placed into the yellow lidded recycle bin for recycling.
For paint tins which still have wet paint in them, you can drop off your paint tins at free household paint and chemical drop off points and other Paint Back locations:
North Plympton: 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm, Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 10am-3pm
Campbelltown: 6 Newton Road, Campbelltown. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8am-3pm
Edinburgh North: Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, Weekends 9am-3pm
Heathfield: 32 Scott Creek Road, Heathfield. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4pm, Weekends 9am-4pm
For your nearest free paint drop off location, visit PaintBack's website: https://www.paintback.com.au/find-location