Recycling old paint & chemicals. Help!

Does anyone know how / where to recycle / safely dispose of old paint & chemicals, sealants etc. in Cape Town? I use abundance recycling but they don’t take such things….. I’m thinking if I take it with my charity box to Nazareth House they might just chuck in the trash, which is not the point. Help?? (have been googling, only to find “get creative with your old paint and decorate your plant pots” hmmm….)

Marian Park-Ross


20 Responses to Recycling old paint & chemicals. Help!

  1. mol-d October 26, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    hi marian, try here:

    or else there are more options to sift through here:

    good luck!

  2. Toni Stella November 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    I am a paint chemist ,and very interested in your request.I am looking at starting up a paint recycling co.How much paint is involved ? What type of paints? Where do you find the paints?Feel fre to contact me 0ii-9077004 or 0827819669.

  3. Johann Viljoen April 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    I am recyling thinners/paint Please make contact You can contact Dolf Uys in Durbanville Might be able to assist

  4. Gina Knowler February 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    We live in the Midlands, KZN. Over the last decade while renovating our old house, we have accumulated a huge stash of unused, left-over and old paint, paint products, thinners, adhesives, sealants. There appears to be no safe place or recycling facility in KZN, never mind the country. We phoned Plascon who referred us the the local hardware stores. The hardware stores refer us to the local dump site that is, just dump it. Does anybody know anyone where one can take these products for recycling?

  5. kamal lalla February 10, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Hi, my name is Kamal Lalla.I am looking to buy recycyled thinners for resale to the engineering industry. i will be able to buy large quantities. u can contact me on 0834748899 or 0313012860

  6. zozo November 28, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    Woodstock Drop Off facility takes houshold paint and chemicals.

  7. shirley long February 25, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    I live in Durban and need to get rid of old paint and chemicals as we are relocating, need to do by the weekend. Any suggestions?

  8. Liz Rampfshaw September 3, 2015 at 9:12 am #


    I am looking for donations of paint old or expired for a primary school in Zimbabwe. We need a total of 200litres so any assistance would be highly appreciated.
    Many Thanks

  9. Desmond. September 8, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    Hi Liz,contact me before 10 today.

  10. Liz September 8, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    Hi Desmond, If you could email me your details I will get in touch:

  11. Tiekie Loots July 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    I am interested in your recycled latex paint
    How can I get hold of it?

  12. Ashwini September 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

    Hi.. I have small quantities of old paint thats spoilt.. how can I dispose of them safely??

  13. pieter wardeck September 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    good day All

    my company is established in Booysens Johannesburg I have 5 x 210 litre drums of paint mixed with thinners.
    is there a company that is in the market for recycling this kind of product if it is close by we can arrange deliver to your premises.

    regards Pieter wardeck
    contact number 079 806 8116

  14. Trever October 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    Good day
    We are a chemical recycling company.
    We specialize in paint recycling.
    We are based on the east rand.
    Collections can be arraigned.

  15. Catherine April 26, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    Good day my name is Catherine i have mixed chemicals need to dispose, please contact me so that i can send you MSDS 079 053 4412

  16. Diane March 10, 2018 at 5:44 am #

    I am looking to dispose of up to 1260lts waste thinners per month. i am based in Durban

  17. Moira Visser May 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    Hi Diane, We are recyclers of all solvent based products. Rather recycle than dispose of. We can do batches of 2500L & you will be able to reuse your thinners over & over again. That is as long as your waste content is not too high, eg, what’s the thinners is contaminated with. If only wanted to dispose of then we can look at taking and using inhouse. Please contact us if needed.

  18. Nicole June 12, 2018 at 7:52 am #

    Hi Moira,

    If you could kindly get hold of me, I have some solvents that you may be interested in.

  19. Moira June 18, 2018 at 10:37 am #

    Hi Nicole, please send me your contact details via email,

  20. Debbie October 11, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    hi all
    I recycle thinners
    if you require my services please give me a shout

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