Paint Disposal: Oil-Based and Latex

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

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.

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