How do I get rid of paint?

Water-based or latex paint is not a hazardous waste and therefore can be included with household garbage, however not in liquid form. Remove lids and fill cans with absorbent material such as sand or kitty litter and completely dry out. Containers of dried latex paint (without lids) can be placed curbside or in tightly sealed plastic bags on your 2nd trash day of the week.

Oil or lead based paint must be taken to MCIA's Household Chemical and Electronics Waste Disposal Day.  Events will be held at the Dempster Fire School located at 350 Lawrence Station Road, March 26, 2022, June 4, 2022, September 10, 2022. Events are from 8 am to 2 pm.

For a list of additional materials that are accepted, view a helpful infographic from the MCIA (PNG).

There are strict COVID-19 protocol residents must follow:

  • Limit of one person per vehicle
  • All residents must remain in vehicle at all times with their windows closed
  • Disposal items must be placed in the trunk or back of vehicle cannot be in passenger seat
  • Containers will not be returned

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