Read the latest edition of Talkin' Trash. Take unwanted oil-based paint to HazoHouse. Oil paint, stains, varnish, and thinners are toxic and flammable and should not be dumped or disposed of as trash.
Unwanted latex paint and water-based stains and clear finishes can now be recycled at any Take it Back Network paint recycling location. A recycling fee will be charged for this service. The paint will be sorted, screened and filtered to ensure that it meets strict quality standards.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. The IEPA states "At every collection, in every part of the state, paint is the most common material delivered by Illinois citizens. Today's latex water-based paint has a very low level of toxicity.
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Painting is an easy way to update a roombut more often then not, afterwards you end up with half of an unused can. Since leftover paint can be hazardous, as it contains materials that can leak into the ground, cause physical injury to sanitation workers, or contaminate septic tanks, you have to be careful when throwing it away. Here's what you need to know, and to think about, before disposing of paint.
Remember to plan ahead when purchasing: buy only the amount of product you need so you do not have to dispose of excess later. To properly dispose of liquid latex paint, dry it out and place the can in the trash with the lid off. Be sure to keep away from animals and children.
Did you know that an average of two gallons of household paint is sold for each person in the United States each year? There are several ways to manage leftover paint in Union County that are environmentally safe. First, always buy only the paint you need.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Skip to Main Content. Sign In. Paint Paint and varnish are the most common household products that become household hazardous waste.
What do you do with leftover paint? It's a question that plagues many of us, if the stacks of leftover paint cans filling basements are any indication. Three states have passed legislation to enact paint take-back programs, each in cooperation with the paint industry after consultation with the Product Stewardship Institute.