You can take paint cans from home DIY projects to a recycling centre for safe disposal or you could donate leftover paint to a local reuse scheme.
Do not put paint cans and tins in your mixed recycling bin and paint must not be poured down the drain.
Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our recycling centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote.
There are a number of community paint schemes which accept donations of leftover paint.