How do I safely dispose of oil based and latex paint?
Refer to the website earth911.com for exact information. Old paint may contain lead. Oil-based paint must go to the County’s household hazardous waste collection site (see www.ecuanj.com for details). Dry latex paint is not a problem and can be disposed of in your regular weekly garbage pickup. Remove the lid and make sure the leftover paint is dry. If it is not, add kitty litter or sawdust or strips of newspaper to speed the process. If you have a large amount of leftover paint, consider donating it to a neighbor, local charity or theatre.