Paints, glues and varnishes often contain solvents and other substances than can harm the environment.
Leftover paint, impregnating agent, glue, varnish, putty and similar products, as well as spray bottles and nail varnish, should be handed in at a hazardous waste collection point or recycling centre. Packaging containing leftover paint, even if it is dried out, should also be handed in there. This also applies if the paint is water-soluble.
If the waste is not being disposed of in its original packaging, it is important to label it with what it contains.
If the can is scraped out and dry, it can be turned in for recycling in a container for plastic or metal packaging.
Regardless of the chemical, never flush leftovers down the toilet or pour them down the drain. The treatment plants cannot remove the hazardous substances, and they will instead follow along out into the waterways.
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