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Paint Disposal
Latex paint:
The Miami County Transfer Station accepts liquid latex paint from residents (no businesses) for hardening and disposal. Residents may bring up to 15 cans per day, and will be charged at the regular tipping fee: $53.80 per ton, with a minimum charge of $5.00.

Residents may place dried latex paint in the regular trash. To dry out paint at home, remove the lid and let the paint solidify, or mix cat litter, sawdust, or another absorbent material into the container.

Oil-based paint:
Oil-based paint can be brought to Household Hazardous Waste drop-offs. HHW disposal costs $1 per pound. 

Because paint is heavy—a gallon can weight 15 pounds or more—please note that drying paint at home will be the most cost-efficient means of safe paint disposal. Oil-based paint can be dried at home by mixing cat litter or sawdust into the paint container.

Please do not:

Dump paint on the ground or into storm sewers.
Pour paint down the drain.
Throw paint cans with liquid remaining in the trash.