Latex Paint Handling

Latex paint (water-based), when dried out, can be placed in your curbside trash container.  

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View our Properly Dispose of Latex Paint video.

Dry Latex Paint to a Solid

To dry paint to a solid, follow these simple instructions:

  • Mix absorbent material (i.e., cat litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper) into the paint and allow the mixture to dry thoroughly. Use a 50/50 blend to ensure the quickest dry time; or
  • Let the paint dry out by removing the lid and setting the paint can in a well-ventilated area (this works best for small quantities of paint); or
  • Pour thin layers (about 1 inch of paint) into a disposable pie plate or cardboard box lined with plastic and allow the paint to dry one layer at a time. Repeat this process until all the paint is dry.
  • Once the paint is dry, leave the lid off the can and place it in your regular trash.

Hours of Operation Note

Please note, our HHW Collection hours mentioned in the video are incorrect. To view the correct, current operating hours of the HHW Collection, visit the Hours page.