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Old 01-30-2019, 10:11 AM  
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Cleaning out my warehouse any suggests of how to dispose of old paint.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:21 AM  
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I toss mine in my dumpster.

Technically you are suppose to open can up, mix with sawdust and let dry before throwing away, but my trash service doesn't care.

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My Local disposal site has a free drop off


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they sell paint hardener you mix into the paint

Here at least As long as its dry paint is no longer considered hazardous and can be placed in ordinary trash


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I toss mine in my dumpster.

Technically you are suppose to open can up, mix with sawdust and let dry before throwing away, but my trash service doesn't care.

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The guy that dumps my dumpster doesn't give a **** either. Got a bunch to clear out pretty soon.
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Latex gets left open until it hardens or I add something to it. Oil goes to the county hazardous waste site

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Old 01-30-2019, 12:59 PM  
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Add cat litter to dry it up, the cheapest way I know of.
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I also dry it out, recycle the can and toss the paint in the garbage.

They have "household hazardous waste depots" periodically where I can drop off up to 25 gallons along with propane cylinders, chemicals, electronics and other stuff. And, of course, some retailers will take back a few cans at a time.
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Just dump it down the sewer

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My county landfill will take paint.
They even take all the latex paint and dump it together and then you can get whatever that color turns out to be for a buck or two a gallon last I saw.
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I gave mine to my neighbors they just don't know it was from me.
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I pour it out onto trash in the dump trailer and let it dry.

How do you dispose of expired spray foam?



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We have disposal sites here but I usually just hide it in a garbage bag. I do feel a bit guilty about it though...
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My painter uses cat litter so you don't have to take it to the recycling center... Amount of paint in the bucket add the same amount of cat litter.

I tried it once for the heck of it just to see what happens and the cat litter does miracles.
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I pour it out onto trash in the dump trailer and let it dry.

How do you dispose of expired spray foam?

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Iíve used cans that were over a year past their expiration date and they still worked good.
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Count me as someone who keeps any leftover paint. I have some cans that are at least 20 years old. I know, I know, the complaint is that there no place to store it. I keep mine in a cool spot in my basement. As a painter, I can't tell you how many times I've mixed similar colors and sheens together to make paint for a volunteer project or a job where someone doesn't care about the color.
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Latex paint isn't hazardous. They just don't want it in residential trash because it might get dropped by the trash man or leak out when compacted in the truck.
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Iíve used cans that were over a year past their expiration date and they still worked good.
These were several years past, and had been frozen. Found the box while I was cleaning out the shop. Think it had been there awhile.

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