Latex paint is not hazardous waste and can be safely thrown away with your regular trash once it is solid. Because garbage collectors cannot pick up liquids, simply leave the lid off and mix in sand, sawdust, or kitty litter to speed up the drying process. Once it is solid, place the can next to your trash with the lid off so your garbage collector can see that the paint is dry. For communities that use garbage carts, such as the City of Cincinnati, place dried cans inside your garbage cart with the lid off.
M25M reblends the usable liquid latex paint and helps low-budget nonprofits, schools and public facilities complete maintenance, rehab and upgrade projects at a low cost. M25M also sends the reblended latex paint to under developed countries for their use. To learn more about Matthew 25's Rainbow Paint Reblending Program, contact Bill Wojcik at 936-7320.
Please follow the below guidelines prior to dropping off and contact Bill Wojcik with questions at 936-7320:
Cans without original labels are not accepted
NO OIL BASES OR COMBUSTIBLE PAINT ACCEPTED—ONLY LIQUID LATEX PAINT
No empty or nearly empty cans
No dried paint cans
No deck stain
Only original containers with labels—no make-shift bottles or cartons
Latex paint should never have been frozen, if it has, it is unusable
Three of the four Small's Hardware's also accept usable latex paint according to the above guidelines. Small's charges $1/gallon. Below are the locations:
Harrison, 1152 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, Ohio 45030, 513-367-6146
Lockland, 109 South Wayne Avenue, Lockland, Ohio 45215, 513-821-0074
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