Friday, March 24, 2017        

How do I dispose of leftover paint?

Reuse:
If your cans are still near-full, you may want to first try giving them away. Consider listing them as a free item on Craigslist or Freecycle.

Recycle via Drop-off:
Rockys Ace Hardware
633 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI 02828
(401) 949-1150
This site accepts latex and oil-based house paint, stains and varnish in containers up to 5 gallons in size. This site does not accept aerosols (spray paint or other spray products), containers without original labels, or containers that are leaking or empty. Restrictions: Limit: 5 gallons per visit.

Hours: Paint is accepted during regular business hours; Call ahead for hours and to make sure the store can accept the amount and type of paint you would like to recycle.

Eco-Depot Collection Event:
Oil based paint and spray paints are considered hazardous household waste. Spray paint must be brought to the Eco-Depot, either the main location at the Central Landfill in Johnston or at one of the satellite locations held around the state. Smithfield will host household hazardous waste drop-off on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 8:00AM – 1:00PM. The Eco-Depot also accepts oil based paints and varnishes.

Trash:
Near empty cans of Latex paint (water based) can be safely disposed of in your trash cart as long as the paint is fully hardened.

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