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Latex Paint Disposal

  1. Remove and discard the paint can lid.
  2. Make sure the paint can is 1/2 full or less.
    (if the can is more than 1/2 full, pour excess into another container, like a milk jug or coffee can.)
  3. Add clay-based kitty litter or absorbent material so that the can is about 3/4 full.
  4. Stir paint/kitty litter mixture.
  5. If liquid paint remains, add more kitty litter.
  6. Allow paint/kitty litter mixture to air dry until hard.
    (Should take approximately 1-2 days)
  7. Dispose of can in the garbage without the lid.
    NOTE: DO NOT PUT THE LID BACK ON THE PAINT CAN! Cans will not be picked up by your trash hauler if they can't see the paint is dry.

Oil-based paint is a combustible material. Call 610-782-3073 for more information. Be prepared to describe the type of material, the size of the container, and the approximate volume remaining in the container so that we can offer suggestions for disposal.