Recycle Right

Latex and water-based paints are not considered hazardous, and if dried or solidified can be disposed in your household trash.

  • Kitty litter or sawdust may be added to left over latex paint in order to solidify the unused product.
  • Paint hardeners may also be purchased at the hardware store for this purpose.
  • Leave the lid off to speed drying time and to let sanitation workers know that the can is not full of liquid paint.
  • SWACO’s permanent Household Hazardous Waste location will accept latex paint for a charge. Call ahead to determine the cost.
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