Where Can You Dispose of Paint?

Professional painters dispose of water-based latex and acrylic paint by slowly pouring it in the toilet. If the paint is oil-based, you’ll need to poor it into an absorbent material, such as cat litter or sand, and then throw it away in your usual garbage. If there is only a small amount of paint, you can place it in the sun until it turns solid; then, throw it away in the garbage.

    Tips & Warnings

  • Some counties have recycling programs that accept paint.
  • You may be able to donate leftover paint to a church, charity or neighbor; or you can sell it in a garage sale.

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