Disposing of Old Paint

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Disposing of paint improperly can be an environmental hazard. It is important to know what type of paint you have and how to properly dispose of it. This is a page about disposing of old paint.


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I open the cans and let the paint dry out and dispose of in the trash. I haven't needed to do this in Ocean City, so I am not sure of their legal disposal rules, which is probably the best place to start. Make sure you're "green"!

By llpensinger from Ocean City, MD

Editor's Note: Many local areas have recycling programs for paint. Check with your waste disposal company to find out the correct procedures for disposal.

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Here in Georgia at our county dump, there is a bin marked for used paint disposal.

Check with your local county.

By Sherry Hampton from Valdosta, GA

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I have several cans of very, very old paint in my garage that I want to dispose of. What is the acceptable way to do this and abide by the law? I live in Ohio. Thank you.


By Kathy


July 31, 20130 found this helpful

Call your local mayor's office and ask if your city has a place where paint and other materials that cannot go in the regular garbage can be dropped off. Most towns and cities have such a place nowadays.

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