What do I do with paint?
Latex Paint. Latex paint, when dry, may be disposed of in your regular trash. See ideas below to dry latex paint.
If you are simply overwhelmed with latex paint, the Authority's Transfer Station is allowed to accept up to 5 gallons of latex paint per person per day. There is a $15.00 minimum charge for this service. Please note that the Authority will not accept latex paint at our Household Hazardous Waste events.
Oil Based Paint. Oil based paint, when dry, may be disposed of in your regular trash. See ideas below to dry oil based paint.
The Recycling & Refuse Authority's Transfer Station will not accept oil based paint in liquid form. If you are simply overwhelmed with oil based paint, the Authority holds a Household Hazardous Waste Collection each May. The Authority accepts oil based paint at this event.
In addition, ReStore in Bellefonte takes unopened cans of oil-based paint for reuse. Please call with details: (814) 353-2390.
Tips to dry paint:
Get a sturdy cardboard box and fill with clay-based kitty litter, pour the paint onto the kitty litter and let dry. Then dispose of this dried mixture with your trash.
Some local hardware and paint stores carry a paint solidifier. Simply purchase, follow directions and when paint is dried, put out for trash collection.
Check out our paint page for other ways to dispose of your leftover paint.