Uncontained liquids are not allowed in the garbage.
Do not dry out oil-based paint - the vapors are flammable and harmful to your health. Try to it use up or give away excess paint to friends, neighbors, community groups. Take left-over paint to a Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
For empty cans, take the lid off and let the fumes evaporate, then put the can in the garbage with the lid off.
Use latex paint instead of oil-based paint as it is safer for the environment and healthier for you and your family.
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