Paints & Stains

LATEX PAINT. The Depot will take latex paints, but the cans can be thrown in regular trash if hardened completely.

HOW TO DRY LATEX PAINT: Latex paints can be left to dry by removing the lid and allowing the leftover product to dry. This should be done in an area away from children and animals. Allow the remaining paint to dry completely. Leave the lid off the can so that your waste hauler can see that the paint is hardened.

OIL-BASED PAINTS AND STAINS. The Depot will accept oil-based paints and stains, which are ignitable and present particular hazards. These products should be disposed of as a household hazardous waste. 


  • Paint thinner
  • Turpentine
  • Mineral spirits
  • Solvents
  • Adhesives
  • Wallpaper supplies, such as liquid removers