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How do we donate paint?

You can donate paint to any Leeds City Council Household waste sites; there are 8 banks across the city! When you take your paint to one of the sites, you will be shown to one of our paint banks. Leave your leftover paint tins in our pink Seagulls bank (you won’t miss it). We will collect it, ready for disposal, or repurposing!

Here is the list of sites around Leeds;

Ellar Ghyll, Otley

Holmewell Road, Middleton

Kirkstall Road

Meanwood Road, Leeds

Milners Road, Yeadon

Pudsey Grangefield Waste Sorting

Thorp Arch, Wetherby

East Leeds, Seacroft

Please note, we do not accept unwanted trade paint, unless agreed first by a Seagulls Manager or Supervisor. Reusing trade paint comes at a cost to us. Meaning we must ensure we recoup said costs with a charge for accepting unwanted trade paint.

We only accept trade paint on a case by case basis, as a result in many cases, the costs will be minimal as we only take what we know we can sell.

It’s always worth giving us a call and understanding a bit more about what we need and how we might be able to help.

What paint can be reused and how can I tell?

We reuse as much paint as possible, for example, if your paint has more than a couple of inches left in the pot, and has NOT gone off. We will reuse it.

A secret to knowing whether your paint has gone bad is giving it a good shake and smell. Solid or smells like rotten eggs, its off! You can put solid paint and empty paint tins in your general household bin, whilst ‘foul smelling’ paint can go in the paint bank ready for disposal.

We accept household emulsion, masonry paint, timber care, gloss, varnish, eggshell and undercoat.

Environmental Benefits

If we did not provide a paint reuse service for householders in Leeds, ALL of the paint we collect would consequently be destined for disposal. Above all, this is such a waste of a precious resource that can, with a bit of care and attention, simply be reused!

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