Paint DisposalPaint Disposal

Paint Disposal

What to do with Unwanted Latex Paint? 

(this does not apply to oil-based paints)

Paint contains chemicals including solvents and metals that can pollute water when washed down a storm drain or when disposed of improperly.

If more than 1/2 can is left over, consider donating for re-use.

Open can of paint

Pour paint on paper or plastic

allow paint to dry or add kitty litter, let the paint be absorbed and empty as regular garbage.

Your paint is now regular garbage and is safe for the landfill and you can recycle the can.

If paint is dried, it is no longer harmful to the environment.

Most of all, never dispose of paint down a storm drain!


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