Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Latex Paint

In garbage

  1. Dry latex paint by leaving the can open and protected from children and animals.
  2. Separate the lid from the dried paint can and put both in your garbage.

Tip: You can harden large amounts of latex paint by adding cat litter to the can.

Drop off locations

Drop off unused latex paint, in the original container, for a fee at local locations in the Take it Back network

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.