Paint – Latex & Oil Return to Material Guide Home Search Recycling MenuRecycling Hub My Services Material Guide Household Items Construction & Demolition Electronics Fabric Food & Packaging Glass & Ceramics Hazardous Items Metal Paper Plastic Vehicle Related Wood Yard Waste Our Containers Plastics Acceptable Not Acceptable Collection Reminders External Links Top 10 Problems Recycle Coach Deposit Return What Becomes What Collection Reminders Extra Resources Paint – Latex & Oil Uncontained liquids are not allowed in the garbage. For disposal of unwanted latex paint only, you may leave the can open to dry out the paint, then throw in the garbage with the lid off. Do not dry out oil-based paint - the vapors are flammable and harmful to your health. Try to it use up or give away excess paint to friends, neighbors, community groups. Take left-over paint to a Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Visit the Make the Drop web site to find your closest drop off location. ACCEPTABLE DISPOSAL This item may be dangerous when handling, use extra precautions for your safety. This item may be disposed at curbside in your regular waste collection program. This item may be disposed at a garbage drop off location such as a landfill or transfer station.