Is latex paint safe to dump? “It’s important to properly dispose of all paint, both latex and oil-based, since paint can pollute groundwater,” according to Sarah Alessio Shea, PRC’s Collection Events Manager. “Therefore, you should never throw liquid paint products into your trash.
How do you dispose of latex paint in MA? Take to the municipal surplus paint collection program, if available. Latex paint can be disposed of as trash if dry. To dry small amounts, remove lid and let the paint dry in the can. For larger amounts, mix in kitty litter or pour one-inch layers of paint in a cardboard box lined with a plastic bag.
Can latex paint be poured down the drain? Latex paint and rinse water from cleaning latex paint equipment must be disposed of as hazardous waste. Liquid latex paint cannot be disposed of in the regular trash, poured down sewer or storm drains, or dumped on the ground.
How do I dispose of old paint near me? California residents and businesses can now recycle leftover paint for free at local retail stores. For locations and program details, visit www.PaintCare.org or call 855-724-6809. You may also dispose of unused oil and latex paint by doing the following: Drop off at a mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.