Helpful Hints
  • Dried latex paint is not considered hazardous and can be disposed of in your regular household trash. To dry latex paint, simply leave an open can in the sun or add cat litter until it is dried completely solid. (Keep the lid off when disposing of the dried paint so that the waste collector can see that it is dry).
  • Consider safer alternatives by purchasing less hazardous or non-toxic products. Check out the Eco-Cleaning Guide published by the Solid Waste Agency of North Cook County’ (SWANCC) for a variety of less toxic alternatives.
  • Use up leftover products as specified on the labels, or offer them to friends and neighbors. Remember, buy only what you need.