Everyone knows that a can of paint you use for painting the walls in a room will likely be leftover in the end and stored in the attic or the garage until you need it again. But you never really do need it again, do you? In fact by the time you do, the trends in color might have changed or the paint might have simply dried out. When that happens, it’s time you dispose of the old paint the right way!
Paint is made up of several chemicals that are toxic and hazardous to the health and the environment. Simply throwing your old paint in a dumpster rental or the local dump is illegal and you might be responsible for the consequences. Learn how to properly dispose old paint in this blog post!
Determining the Paint Type and Disposing it Accordingly
Every paint type is different. Whether it’s an oil paint, acrylic, poster, water or latex, the first thing you need to do is identify the type. Once you’ve figured that out, you can know how to properly dispose it. Some paints are less toxic to the environment. Oil-paints, on the other hand, are extremely toxic and dumping them just anywhere can get you in legal trouble.
Toxic paints like oil-paints need to be taken to a nearby hazardous waste facility. The facility will then professionally discard the paint in a greener and legal way.
Paints like latex paints are generally more innocent and can be thrown in the trash or in your dumpster rental if you do it properly. The lid of the latex paint should be removed and thrown away separately. You should also wait for the latex paint to dry out completely before you think about discarding it.
Recycling Old Paint
If your paint is still in good shape and can be reused, consider recycling it by donating it to those who might need it. Schools, shelters, clubs and even charity are viable options.
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