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Where to Recycle of Latex Paint?

Latex Paint Recycling Collection Centers

Most Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers do not recycle latex paint. Do not pour latex paint down the drain. Anything poured down a drain ends up in the sewer systems, ocean, and groundwater.

The best way to recycle latex paint, is to use it.

Having leftover paint is unavoidable. Carefully measure your area for the coverage recommendations on the side of paint cans to check how much you need. Avoid creating paint waste by planning your paint usage. Buy only what you need.

Use leftover latex paint can be use it for touch-up jobs and smaller projects or add another coat to your paint finish for extra protection. Ask your neighbors if they could use your leftover paint. Instead of dumping unused paint, you can donate it to Habitat for Humanity or to Community Clean Up project.

For information on how to organize a community paint recycling roundup, email for details using our Contact Page

To obtain information on starting a Latex Paint Recycling Program for your Community, please consult Paint Recycling Programs.