Recycling Paint ~ Darien, Ct.

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Recycling Paint ~ Darien, Ct.

As of July 2015 the Darien Transfer Station will now accept household paints that are not needed. This service is for only residents of Darien with valid access stickers and not for any commercial use. Acceptable paint containers must be:

  • In non-leaking fully sealed containers. 
  • In Original container.
  • Fully labeled as to contents.
  • Maximum 5 gallon capacity per container.

Standard house paints are acceptable, latex and oil base including:

  • Interior, exterior, latex, acrylic, water base, alkyd, oil base, enamel. 
  • Deck and floor paint.
  • Primers and sealers.
  • Stains.
  • Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, single component urethanes.
  • Concrete, masonry and wood waterproofing and sealers.
  • Metal coatings rust preventative paints.
  • Field and lawn paints.

Unacceptable paints and products are solvents, thinner,spray cans, auto and marine paints, art and craft paints, caulks and glues, anyproduct containing pesticides, roof patch and tar based materials, 2 partcoatings, deck cleaners, road paints, industrial coatings, shop applicationpaints,  any gasoline/diesel fuel  based items, insecticides, auto fluids. To see complete list click here.


Alternatives to recycling paint that are acceptable are:

  • Using the paint to paint an item.
  • Let small amounts of paint fully dry in an open can and then dispose solid waste at Waste Transfer Station. 
  • Use kitty litter or another absorbent clay product, letproduct dry and harden before disposing.
  • Use an approved paint hardener to render paint acceptable for disposal. 
  • Avoid over purchasing paint for projects.


Never dispose of paint down any house drains, sewer and street drains and into the ground.



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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I like to save the paint for a boring weekend then give the garage walls a fresh look.

Jul 15, 2015 12:37 AM #1
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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Our county has a recycling and hazardous waster disposal station that I use for normal recycling and for other items including old paint, garden chemicals, batteries and old electronics.  Valuable community service.

Jul 15, 2015 01:45 AM #2
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
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Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

This is good information for people to use and go by. I usually have some project in the future than I can use paint on so this is not much of an issue to me.

Jul 15, 2015 03:10 AM #3
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

David, very good post about recycling paint. Too many times folks just throw the can with paint in the garbage which is bad news. 

Jul 28, 2015 04:50 AM #4
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I agree with Bob: it is a great post on recycling opportunities in your city.

Thanks for spreading a word.

Oct 03, 2015 04:02 PM #5
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