Latex paint is easy to dispose of in your garbage following these simple steps:
- Add equal parts cat litter to latex paint in the can (one part paint to one part cat litter). If you have more than a half can, you can always pour the paint into a lined cardboard box then pour in cat litter.
- Stir the cat litter into the pain until it has an oatmeal-like consistency that will not spill out.
- Allow the paint/cat litter mixture to sit and dry until no longer pourable.
- Throw the dried can of paint in the garbage.
For very small amounts, you can paint on cardboard or newspaper and discard newspaper/cardboard in the garbage when dry.
OIL-BASED paint IS hazardous and must be disposed of at a household hazardous waste disposal event.
NEVER pour paints down the sink or in the storm drain.