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Latex Paint Disposal Vs. Oil Paint Disposal

Have a bunch of old paint cans taking up space in the garage and need to get rid of them? Most garbage companies won’t pick up your old paint cans while they are still in liquid form. Also, paint can be toxic and dangerous to the environment if not disposed of properly. Follow these steps for safely getting rid of that extra paint that you no longer need:

  • Getting Rid of Latex Paint:

    1. Add equal parts cat litter to latex paint in the can. If you have more than a half a can, you can also pour the paint into a lined box or trash can. Then pour in cat litter.
    2. Stir the cat litter into the paint until it thickens and will not spill. Allow the mixture to sit for one hour.
    3. Throw the dried paint in the can in the garbage. Make sure to remove the lid.
  • Disposing of Oil-Based Paint:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers oil-based paints as hazardous household waste because this type of paint is flammable, toxic and contains harmful solvents, resins, and pigments. In other words, never throw these paints in the trash or pour it out. Instead, consult with your state’s Department of Sanitation to find hazardous waste sites to drop off your oil-based paints.

Got more than a couple cans of paint to remove?

Call Frog Hauling to rid yourself of the junk! (614) 258-3764

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