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Latex Paint is Not Hazardous and Can Easily Be Disposed When Dry

Oct 09, 2018

DYK if you take latex paint to a Household Hazardous Waste Center there will be a charge for disposing it? Latex paint is water based and not hazardous and can be safely disposed in your household trash if managed correctly. Why not save a couple of bucks and dry the paint out at home for disposal? 

Just follow these three simple steps: 

Step 1: 

Stir an equal amount of cat litter or saw dust into the unwanted latex paint in the can.  

Step 2: 

Leave the paint mixture to sit, without the lid, until dry. 

Step 3: 

Leave the lid off the dried paint and toss the can into the garbage. Your waste hauling provider will bring the garbage to SWACO where it will be disposed of safely. 

Have oil-based paints that you want to dispose of safely? These can be disposed of for FREE at SWACO’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 645 East 8th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201. 

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