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Recycling

PAINT

WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED?

HOW TO RECYCLE IT

There are basically two kinds of paint, oil-based paints and water based paints (latex). We accept oil-based paints at CHARM for a small fee. Because they contain oil, they can be blended with other materials for fuel to make electricity. You can tell oil-based paint by the smell and the instruction on clean up. If you need turpentine or paint thinner to clean up the paint is oil based.

WHAT NOT TO RECYCLE & HOW TO DISPOSE OF IT

 

  • Water-based paints

 

Water based paints, or latex paint, are not recyclable. To get rid of this paint, use it up while painting first. Then dry leftover paint with kitty litter, saw dust, or floor dry. Once it is hardened it can be thrown in the trash and sent to the landfill. If the instructions on the can say it can be cleaned up with soap and water, you have water-based paint.

If you have questions about recycling an item, contact us.

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