Dried latex paint can be disposed of through special trash collection. Residents are advised to remove tops from latex paint cans in a safe, well-ventilated area and allow the paint to dry. The paint can be mixed with shredded paper or kitty litter to speed the drying process. Dried latex/water based paint can be disposed through your regular trash.
Oil Based Paints
Oil based paints must be disposed of as hazardous waste. Residents can drop off household hazardous waste free of charge every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Brown Station Road Landfill in Upper Marlboro from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Yuck Old Paint
Paint is collected during Electronics Recycling events at the staff parking lot of the Public Works facility 555 Crescent Road.
Your old paint will be used in developing countries' humanitarian construction projects. DO NOT mix paint in other containers. In order for the paint to be properly used, the contents on the inside need to match the label on the outside. Cost - $5 per container
If you are unable to attend the event, you may hire this service directly to come to your home for an additional $30 service fee. Contact Yuck Old Paint, LLC at 888-509-9825 (YUCK) or www.YuckOldPaint.com.
Brown Station Road Electronics Recycling Acceptance Facility
11611 Whitehouse Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland