Bring the latex paint to your new home and dry it out there. Throwing out leftover painting materials with your regular trash collection can negatively impact the environment in these ways:. Small quantities of excessive paint can be saved and used for touch-up purposes or on other small projects. The county will accept latex-based paint that has not been frozen, is less than 10 years old and has not been mixed with other products. Sites will accept the following items:
Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Center
Latex Paint Disposal
Environment and Sustainability. The following are some simple ways residents may deal with leftover latex paint in an environmentally safe and friendly manner. Leave the lid off of the can when placing in the garbage; the driver might only pick up the can if he can tell that the paint is dry. Place empty tin cans next to the garbage with the lid off so the hauler can see the can is empty and dry. If they do absorb the paint, the mixture still must be disposed of in a plastic bag. Look for their outside collection bin. Then place these scraps with your regular trash.
Latex paint will last for up to 10 years. Violent chemical reactions may occur. Recycle with ePaint Recycling Solutions. Recycle with your local Ace Hardware. Always follow label directions. The actual gases depend on the formula of the paint. A few enterprising Partners reformulate returned paint and sell resulting blends to homeowners or painting contractors, occasionally donating some reformulated paint to charitable organizations.
Environment and Sustainability. Directions to or hours at Scott Area Recycling Center. The paint is filtered and re-blended into a variety of colors, types and finishes. Some Ace Hardware Stores have a latex paint recycling program. Large quantities of left over latex paint may be dried out and discarded.