Grumpy said:I just dump mine down the sewer. I'm kidding! I'm kidding! I have a good relationship with a local hardware shop and I just give it to him. He probably dumps it down the sewer
Many years ago, I was rinsing water based paint in the gutter when a city official/worker came over to check out what I was doing. He told me to dump my rinse water down the toilet.I just dump mine down the sewer. I'm kidding! I'm kidding! I have a good relationship with a local hardware shop and I just give it to him. He probably dumps it down the sewer
I think you're talking about Krud Kutter- it's like $3 per pouch and good for only 1 gallon. Kitty litter does the same thing for a fraction of the cost by sucking the water out of the paint leaving you with a solid. Kitty litter just takes slightly longer, like an hour or for a gallon vs maybe 15 minutes for KK, so if you're doing multiple gallons just go to the supermarket and grab a bag....There is a product that HD and #48 car sell that "kicks" liquid paint into a solid that makes it into an acceptable disposal to be picked up by the garbage guys.
Several cities around here have free collection days about twice a year for paint and other chemicals. I wasn't aware that they recycle it but that makes sense.Some city's, such as Plano TX, have a program that allows you drop off latex paint. They mix warm and cool colors with each other to come up with two different colors. They then donate that paint to different orgs. and charities to paint their facilities all over the country I believe.