Paint brushes, rollers and rags

Guidance

Unwanted paint brushes and rollers that are clean and in a reusable state could be given away locally or donated for reuse through online sites such as Freecycle or Gumtree. However, if they are not fit for reuse, please dispose of them in your general waste bin. These items are usually coated in paint and made from a mix of materials, which makes them difficult and costly to separate for recycling. There is currently no recycling option for these items in north London. Rags that are heavily soiled with paint or thinners should be disposed of in the general waste bin.