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Paint Tin Disposal

Postby lynx » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:47 am

Just a quick post to see what others do with the mass of paint tins once empty?

We are starting to get a nice collection and we have been looking at a crusher to allow these
to be taken away in bulk, but the machine isn't cheap £1700 + VAT
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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby york33 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:19 pm

I squash them with the front bucket of a tractor and chuck them in the skip :-) Probably not as efficient as a crusher, but you need a serious collection of tins to justify £1700+vat.........

Can't you accomplish squashing them with a hydraulic workshop press, they're much cheaper!

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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby jfc » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:53 pm

Take them to the scrap yard or leave them outside for 5 minutes and someone will nick them and take them to the scrap yard .

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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby thatsnotafestool » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:01 pm

jfc wrote:Take them to the scrap yard or leave them outside for 5 minutes and someone will nick them and take them to the scrap yard .


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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby senior » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:56 pm

I took 160 cans, mix of 10l and 25l to the scrappy, van stacked completely full. We all had a guess at what they would be worth, nearest would get the dough. Guesses ranged from £25 to £40................ result £3.10. Still good way to get rid of them.
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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby mtr1 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:00 pm

Could an a adapted log splitter crush the cans? You'd probably only need to weld a piece of thick plate on it. A six ton splitter can be had for £200-£300. Just saved you a fortune, when should I expect my cheque??

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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby lynx » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:40 am

Bob. Did you clean them out first?

Mark, Thanks for the heads up, up that still too much to spend. Next option is to join the fly tippers !!!!!!!!!
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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby thatsnotafestool » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:45 am

Can't you bung them in the boot of your car and take them down the recycling centre ?
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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby lynx » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:35 am

You can if they are cleaned out and crushed. I've been told they can't take them as they are as they
can still be used to carry liquids.
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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby tusses » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:53 am

how about put them under a couple of sheets of ply and park on them ?

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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby senior » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:57 pm

lynx wrote:Bob. Did you clean them out first?

Mark, Thanks for the heads up, up that still too much to spend. Next option is to join the fly tippers !!!!!!!!!


Scrap yards will take any condition, just had to peel tin tops off.
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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby mtr1 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:06 pm

8ton Log splitter just went for about £65ish on eBay, big enough to do 25l with a bit of adaptation. Delivery was of course extra, but you must be able to find one local to you. I like tusses idea, two boards and park the van, job done.

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Re: Paint Tin Disposal

Postby lynx » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:31 am

We can get them taken, if flattened. I've found a 6 litre crusher for £800, the 30l for £1300.

Issue with the log splitter, you don't have a door on it. Not sure H&S will like us crushing solvent tins without the sercurity of the door.
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