Is paint classed as hazardous? Paints may be regulated as a “hazardous waste” when disposed of, depending on the formulation. Oil-based paints are regulated due to their flammability and the presence of regulated solvents such as xylene and toluene. Water-based paints are generally not regulated since they are nonflammable.
How do you dispose of paint in New York State? Visit PaintCare for convenient drop-off and pickup options. Otherwise, bring to a Special Waste Drop-Off Site or SAFE Disposal Event. For small amounts of paint: let dry, or use kitty litter, newspaper, or other absorbent material to soak up paint. Once the can is empty and dry, recycle on your regular collection day.
What category of waste is paint? Paint (oil-based), Paint thinner, Adhesives, and many Printshop chemicals are flammable and regulated as hazardous waste. These items cannot be poured down the drain or left out to evaporate. They must be disposed of through the hazardous waste management program.
Is paint primer hazardous waste? Solvent-Based Primers, Basecoats, and Clear Coats
Solvents are usually ignitable and toxic, so your shop should manage them as hazardous waste.