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How to recycle / dispose nail polish

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We accept nail polish from your home as household hazardous waste at our Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station at no additional charge.

To dispose of nail polish at home, follow these steps:

  1. Pour the remaining nail polish onto a piece of scrap newspaper to allow it to dry.
  2. Leave the cap off of the bottle and let the residual polish dry out completely.
  3. Once the paper and the bottle are dry, place them into your regular household trash.

If you have a substantial quantity of nail polish, consider donating it for reuse.

Locations accepted

  • Transfer Station
  • Curbside Collection

Material type

  • Trash
  • Other