Be sure to Evaporate unused paint before Disposing of the cans, containers for water-based paints and finishes that are not considered hazardous wastes, can usually be disposed of in your normal trash collection if they are completely empty and dry.
Before you go to dispose of any unused water-based paint cans, open them up and set the cans in a well-ventilated area and allow the old paint to evaporate until only a dry residue remains.
You can also use a sturdy cardboard box and fill it with clay-based kitty litter, pour the paint onto the kitty litter and let it dry.
Then you can dispose of the dried paint and kitty litter mixture along with your trash.
These tips are only for disposing of Latex water-based paints
Be sure to always check with your waste disposal service and center, before disposing of any home workshop cans.
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