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Old 12-02-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Looking to dispose of about three large buckets of paint, about 1/4 full, and some old cans. I don't have any storage for them. Looking in the East Valley.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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In what city/town do you actually live? Most, if not all, have provisions for disposal of hazardous waste by residents with proof of residency. In a county island, the county may be able to help you.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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South scottsdale. They have one on 12/11 but I won't be in town.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Here's what you do (and it is both legal and environmentally safe). Take the lids off, let the paint dry till it's hard, then toss in your trash. Latex paint is not a harzardous material in any case. They just don't want the mess. This from Scottsdale website:

For example, latex paint versus solvent-based paint. Latex paint is water-based and is not classified as hazardous, while solvent-based paints are considered a hazardous material.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:53 PM
 
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Here's what you do (and it is both legal and environmentally safe). Take the lids off, let the paint dry till it's hard, then toss in your trash.
There you go.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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Perfect. Thanks peeps.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Here's what you do (and it is both legal and environmentally safe). Take the lids off, let the paint dry till it's hard, then toss in your trash. [/i]


You can add saw dust or cat litter to it to help dry it up faster.

Last edited by observer53; 12-02-2013 at 04:36 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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you can also purchase little packets of "paint dry" something at Home Depot for 1$ each that you pour into the can and it hardens. Then throw into the trash.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: In the Deem Hills of NW Phoenix
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You can also stir it up with a wooden paint stirrer once in a while to speed up the drying process.
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