Paint Cans Return to Material Guide Home Search Recycling MenuRecycling Hub My Services Material Guide Household Items Construction & Demolition Electronics Fabric Food & Packaging Glass & Ceramics Hazardous Items Metal Paper Plastic Vehicle Related Wood Yard Waste Our Containers Plastics Acceptable Not Acceptable Collection Reminders External Links Top 10 Problems Recycle Coach Deposit Return What Becomes What Collection Reminders Extra Resources Paint Cans All empty metal-only paint cans can be recycled in your blue box or wheelie bin. Take the lid off and let them dry out, then throw them in your blue box or wheelie bin with the lids off. Removing the lid lets the collector know that the can(s) are empty. Uncontained liquids & plastic paint cans are not allowed in the garbage. See Paint (Latex & Oil) for disposal. ACCEPTABLE DISPOSAL This item may be recycled at curbside in your regular recycling program. This item may be recycled at a drop off location such as a convenience depot or transfer station.