Paint Recycling

If you live in an apartment, condominium or home, paint will definitely be on your home improvement shopping list. There are several types of paints available to consumers. The most common types are latex or water-based paints and oil-based paints. Although latex paint is less harmful to the environment, all types of paint should be handled and disposed of properly. Some paints and paint-related products such as paint thinners and strippers include hazardous ingredients. These products must always be handled with care and disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.

Municipal collection and household hazardous waste programs across the country are finding that consumers and contractors have large amounts of leftover paint that can be reused and/or recycled. Improperly handled leftover paint is not only an environmental problem for local communities, but also an economic one. This resource is designed to help educate consumers on how to purchase the correct amount of paint for a project, how to properly store leftover paint, and how to reuse, recycle and dispose of unwanted paint.

Spray Paint Regulation to Help Reduce Smog

Use It All Up - Leave No Trace of Your Leftover Paint

Reuse or Recycle It - Give Your Old Paint New Life

Disposal of Paint - The Last Resort

Paint Wise - Buy The Right Size

Store It Properly - Extend the Life of Your Leftover Paint