Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Paint Cans

In garbage

Empty latex or oil-based paint cans can go in the garbage:

  1. Remove the lid and let fumes evaporate outside, away from children and animals.
  2. Separate the lid from the dried paint can and put both in your garbage.

Did you know?

Throwing out your dried paint can with the lid removed lets your garbage collector knows the paint is dried.

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.