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Latex Paint

Latex paint is NOT accepted at the HHWRC. Dried out latex paint (water-based) is an acceptable item for curbside trash. Scroll down to watch the video below for tips on preparing latex paint for proper disposal.

Dried out latex paint (water-based) is an acceptable item for curbside trash. To solidify, follow these simple instructions:

  • Mix absorbent material (i.e. cat litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper) into paint and allow mixture to dry thoroughly. Use a 50/50 mixture to ensure the quickest dry time; or
  • Let the paint dry out. Simply remove the lid and sit the paint can in a well-ventilated area (this works best for small quantities of paint); or
  • Pour thin layers (about 1" of paint) into a disposable pie plate or cardboard box lined with plastic and allow the paint to dry one layer at a time. Repeat the process until all the paint is dry.
  • Once paint is dry, leave the lid off the can and place in your regular trash.
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