If the paint is still in usable condition, you can ask a local community theatre group or school theatre department if they would like to have it. Art or hobby paint may be useful to your local school art department or to The Art Garden in Shelburne Falls. Otherwise:
Latex paint is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage once the paint is dry. Latex paint will air dry if the lid is left off the can. However, if there is a large quantity remaining in the can, it will require a very long time to dry. You can speed up the process by stirring in clean kitty litter. A product called "latex paint hardener" is available at hardware stores. The District also sells latex paint hardener ($2/bag; enough to harden one gallon). Contact us at 413-772-2438 (MA Relay for the hearing impaired: 711 or 1-800-439-2370 TTY/TDD) or by email if you wish to buy paint hardener. Do not bring latex paint to the Household Hazardous Waste Day; it will not be accepted.
Paints & Stains (Lead & Oil based)
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day, or the Regional Hazardous Waste Collection Sites at the Colrain and Conway transfer stations. Disposal is available for residents of Orange at their town's transfer station.
There may be a disposal fee.
Water-based stain is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage once the stain is dry. Do not bring water-based stain to the Household Hazardous Waste Day; it will not be accepted.
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