Oil-based paint is a regulated waste stream for businesses, while latex paint is not. However, latex paint is not accepted our landfills unless it's solidified (see instructions below). Learn more about our business services at the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off.

Pricing & Options

Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off and Northwest Drop-Off:

  • Oil-based and lead-based paint and paint remover and thinner are considered hazardous materials and are accepted for free up to 75 lbs. per visit by resident. 
  • Latex paint is accepted for $1/gallon size container or smaller, $5/five gallon container. Latex paint is not hazardous and can be solidified and thrown in the regular garbage. (See below for solidification instructions.)

Disposal Options for Latex Paint

Because latex paint is not hazardous, you can solidify it and throw it in the garbage. See options below or watch our YouTube video on how it works.

Option 1

  1. Add kitty litter, sawdust, shredded paper or paint hardener (available at hardware stores) to the paint.
  2. Stir it up and wait for it to solidify.
  3. Throw in the garbage (with the lid off).

Options 2

  • Pour excess paint onto newspaper.
  • Let it dry.
  • Place newspaper and paint can (with the lid off) in garbage.

Also Applies to:

paint, latex paint, oil based paint, paint thinner, paint remover