Oil-based paints and solvents – This includes paints, stains, solvents, roof tars, automotive grease, putty and caulks with combustible or flammable label warnings. These are considered Hazardous Waste. Fees apply to eligible businesses.
Paint Recycling – Peninsula Paint Center, 315 Decatur St., Port Townsend, accepts latex and oil-based house paint, stains, and varnishes as part of the PaintCare program https://www.paintcare.org/states/washington/.
Jefferson County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program will continue to collect latex and oil-based paints, stains and varnishes at hazardous waste collection events.
Latex paint can be disposed of in the garbage once it is thickened to a non-pourable consistency. See Tips on Latex Paint. This can include water-borne stains and sealants with instructions to clean with ‘soap and water’. Watch King County’s brief video linked on this page.