Disposing of paint properly is the best thing you can do, both for your household and the environment. There are several ways to properly get rid of your old paint. We’ll walk you through the best ways to do this, depending on where you live.
If you live in Arapahoe, Adams, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas or Jefferson counties in Colorado and have used paint containers that, combined, held at least 10 gallons, you qualify for the best and easiest way to dispose of your paint.
GreenSheen will come and pick it up for you and safely recycle it. We handle both oil and latex paints. When you buy paint in the state of Colorado, you pay into a fund that goes directly toward this service.
Just call us at (720) 854-8722 or fill out the contact form on this page, and we’ll get in touch to set up a convenient pick up time.
If you live in other parts of Colorado, or in other states, we’ll walk you through the best ways to dispose of paint below.
Free Paint Pickup and Disposal
If you live in Arapahoe, Adams, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas or Jefferson counties in Colorado and have used paint containers that, combined, held at least 10 gallons, we can pick it up and recycle it for free. Fill out the form below, and we’ll get in touch.
How to Dispose of Paint:
1. Take it to a paint disposal site.
If you don’t live in an area that has free paint pickup, you may still be able to take it to a waste disposal site that responsibly recycles it. PaintCare legislation has created sites for this purpose in Arizona, Colorado, and Washington.
2. Dispose of it with your trash.
This is not a great option environmentally, but in some places it may be you’re only option.
If you don’t have a waste disposal site in your area, and you’re disposing of latex paint, drying it out and disposing of it with your trash may be an option. You’ll want to check and make sure that this is legal where you live first. If so, just add a sand, cat litter, or saw dust to it, let it sit until it’s completely dried out, and add it to your trash.
3. Take it to a hazardous waste disposal site.
If you’ve got oil-based paint, you’ll need to take it to a hazardous waste site in your area. It is illegal to throw oil-based paints in the trash.