Latex, Water-based or Acrylic paint disposal for households
Dry latex, water-based or acrylic paint can go in the trash.
Follow these steps to dispose of it properly:
- If there is LESS than an inch of paint left in the can, remove the lid and let it air dry.
- If there is MORE than an inch of paint, mix the paint with cat litter and let it solidify. You can also use a paint hardener according to directions.
- Throw the can of dried paint into the garbage. Remove the lid, but do not take the paint out of the can.
For more detailed information regarding solid waste such a paint and other hazardous material, visit the Berks County Solid Waste Authority website.