How do you dispose of spray paint that won’t spray?
If you have cans that still contain quite a bit of product that you know you won’t use, donate it to someone who might need it.
For example, spray paint could be donated to a local community theater or high school to be used for painting props.
Investigate recycling options for the cans..
Can I throw away spray paint cans?
While empty cans can be disposed of in your household garbage, cans with even a small amount of paint left unused can be a safety and environmental hazard. Proper disposal of spray paint cans is important; in some places you can be fined for disposing them with your regular garbage.
Where can I dispose of paint cans near me?
If you can’t properly dispose of the paint curbside, let the professionals handle it. Companies like Habitat for Humanity and PaintCare accept leftover paint in order to recycle it. You can also search for a hazardous waste drop-off facility in your area at Earth911.com.
Where can I dispose of aerosol cans?
If your local waste management does NOT accept aerosol cans you will need to locate a recycling center or collection spot that does, or unfortunately, they will have to be disposed of through your city’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program.
Can you drop off old paint at Lowes?
Lowe’s does not have a paint recycling or paint disposal program, a corporate customer service representative said. Due to the wide range of state laws and regulations regarding paint recycling, paint disposal, and hazardous waste, Lowe’s does not take or recycle old paint.
What can you do with used spray paint cans?
The best bet with aerosols is to completely use up the contents of the can, including the propellant. If this cannot be safely done, the product should be disposed at your local household hazardous waste (HHW) collection site or at a locally sponsored HHW event.