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We accept dried-out latex and water-based paint in your regular trash, and as trash at our Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station.
See instructions for oil-based paint
All residual/leftover latex and water-based paint must be hardened or dried.
Any wet or soft paint that could spill will be left as unacceptable by collection crews.
Fluid paint can spill before, during, and after collection. To avoid messes, we require that all paint be dried before we can accept it as trash.
Between April 1 and October 31, if your paint is still in usable condition and has not been frozen, bring it to our Household Hazardous Waste facility at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station for reuse. We place usable paint into our Paint Giveaway, where Montgomery County residents may pick it up for free.
Due to increased handling and disposal costs, you may drop off up to five (5) gallons of wet paint per calendar month.
At any time of the year, consider offering usable paint on: