Do you have cans of latex paint in your garage or basement? Are you waiting to dispose of them at the next Household Hazardous Waste Day? Did you know latex paint is not considered hazardous if DRY?

How do you dry latex paint?

  • If you have less than half a can, open the lid and let it dry in a safe place away from children and pets.
  • If you have more than 1/2 a can, you can add kitty litter, sawdust, or a commercial product to help absorb the moisture.

Once latex paint is dry, homeowners can place it in their regular trash.

This information only applies to latex paint. If the paint is oil-based, please save it for the next Household Hazardous Waste Day for proper disposal.