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Paint: latex, water-based, or acrylic

Disposal for households

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Dry latex, water-based, or acrylic paint can go in the trash. Follow these steps to get rid of it safely:

  • If there is less than an inch of paint in the can, remove the lid and air dry.
  • If there is more than an inch of paint in the can, mix the paint with cat litter and let it solidify. You can also use a paint hardener according to directions.
  • Throw the can of dried paint in the garbage. Remove the lid, but do not take the paint out of the can.

You can also recycle unwanted latex paint, water-based stains, and clear finishes at any Take it Back Network paint recycling location. There is a fee for this service.