Can I Put Liquid Paint Into A Skip Bin?

One of the most frequently asked questions by our customers is: "can I put liquid paint into a skip bin"?

The plain answer is NO.

Here's couple of reasons why:

  • Each bin has tiny holes at the bottom to allow for any liquid from the rain or from washing the bin to drain.  Therefore, by depositing liquid paint into the bin, it will not only have the potential to drip through the bin onto your driveway, it will also have run-offs to our truck and consequently to the road, while transporting the bin
  • Paint is very hard to wash off, in additional to the above point - it also ruins our bins
  • Paint in a Skip Bin
  • Paint leaves residue and can be transferred as a mark to consequent customers' driveways
  • Paint is a Flammable material, which can be a hazard in our recycling yard, where we sort rubbish with the aid of excavators
  • Paint contains chemicals such as solvents and metals that can contaminate our groundwater and endanger human health. By taking paint to an appropriate recycling place, will help to protect our environment.

If you happened to have liquid paint and really need to get rid of it, we suggest to either contact your local council or for large quantities, you can contact Detox Your Home - Victoria based organisation, which will advise on Free drop off points or mobile service for disposal of paint and other chemicals.

For all other General Waste, Mixed Builders, Renovators or Landscaping Waste - we are here to assist with our large selection of skip bin sizes from 2 cubic meters to 24 cubic meters.

We look forward to speaking to you soon and answering any further questions of what you can put into your bin, call us Monday to Friday on 1300 605 624!