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Paints

Paints and paint-related products contain hazardous chemicals and should never be poured down the drain or thrown in the garbage.  

Disposal Options:

​Special Instructions:

  • Dispose of dry and empty paint cans in the trash with the lids off.
  • The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facilities accept: oil-based paint, water-based paint, latex paint, spray paint, stains, varnish, thinner, remover, and adhesives.

Alternatives:

  • Water-based latex paints contain less hazardous chemicals than oil-based paints.
  • PaintCare has tips to help you paint smarter.
  • The Green Product Directory provides an independent source of trusted green home improvement products and detailed tips.
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