|Recycling solution of the month|
What can be done with leftover paint or paint that needs to be disposed of? The best ways to manage paints and stains are to:
● Use it up! – Purchase only what you need. Small amounts of paint can be mixed with other colors or bulked together and used as a primer coat or on jobs where the final finish is not critical.
● Dry it up! – All leftover paint must be hardened or dried to be disposed of. Add mulch or kitty litter to absorb any liquid. Be sure the can is in a safe, well-ventilated area. Once the paint (latex or oil based) is dried, it is safe to dispose of in the landfill.
● Pass it on! – Donate unopened cans of paint. Many schools, religious groups, and community groups will accept unopened cans of paint. Also, check your paint store’s policy on returning unopened cans of paint.
UND recycles - think before throwing anything way!
-- Debbie Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4878