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3 easy ways to recycle used paint
February 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM
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Painting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to redesign your space. Oftentimes, however, you usually end up with cans of leftover paint that pile up in the garage or basement. You may be tempted to just throw away those leftover colors, but did you know that oil-based paint is classified as hazardous waste and must be disposed of appropriately?

Luckily, there are paint recycling centers around where you can drop off your used paint cans. Not only are you helping the environment, but you’ll also get to maximize your leftover paint. With that in mind, here are three easy ways to recycle used paint.

1. Donate it

Many people can benefit from your leftover paint so if you have lots of still usable paint, you might want to consider donating it.

Talk to your friends and relatives who might be conducting their paint jobs and could use the extra paint. You can also contact your community’s charitable organizations, churches, local theaters, local schools, and other establishments that could benefit from your leftover paint.

However, if your leftover paint is all dried up already and is no longer wanted, call your community’s local sanitation office for proper disposal. Remember, don’t just throw your leftover paint along with your regular garbage, its hazardous chemicals in the paint will end up in landfills and pollute the environment.