Latex paint is not a hazardous waste.
Reduce leftover paint by buying only what you need and using what you buy. If applying a second coat doesn’t use up leftover paint, see if friends and neighbors can use it.
If your latex paint can is less than a third full, you can solidify it by adding sawdust, cat litter, or other dry material, then throw it in the trash. Otherwise, if the latex paint can is more than a quarter full we will recycle the material.
Collection Program for House Paint
PaintCare is a new statewide collection program for latex and oil-based paint.
Accepted Products (max. container size is 5 gal.)
Exterior and Interior Paints: Latex, Acrylic, Water-based, Alkyd, Oil-based and Enamel (all types of finishes and sheens, including textured coatings).
- Deck Coatings and Floor Paints (including elastomeric) Lacquers, Lacquer Sanding Sealers and Lacquer Stains
- Melamine, Metal and Rust Preventatives
- Primers, Undercoatings and Sealers
- Stains and Shellacs
- Swimming Pool Paints (single component)
- Varnishes and Urethanes (single component)
- Waterproofing, Sealers and Repellents: Concrete, Masonry and Wood (no tar or bitumen-based)
- Wood Coatings (containing no pesticides)
- Must have labels and lids intact, no rusty containers
If you have anything not accepted by the PaintCare locations, please note that it is hazardous waste and is accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at the Glenwood Central Receiving Station. Call 541-682-3111 to make an appointment.