Latex Paint Recycling

Free Paint
Riley County HHW has recycled latex paint to give away. The paint is packaged in four-gallon buckets and comes in a variety of colors as long as you like shades of beige and gray.

Recycling Process
Latex paint that comes to the HHW facility for disposal is inspected to find paint that is still usable. The paint is then bulked in a 55-gallon drum, mixed and then packaged in four-gallon buckets. This allows for at least thirteen containers of a consistent color.

Paint Samples
Latex paint samples may be viewed on our color board at the facility. Some of the bulked paint may not yet be packaged and you may need to return to pick up your paint after selection. If possible, we would like the buckets returned so we can recycle them again.

Oil-Based Paint Products
The HHW facility also has a selection of oil-based paint products available for recycling. These paints, stains and varnishes are in their original containers and come in containers ranging from ½ pint to one gallon in size.

Storing the Paint
The number one problem with latex paint being unusable is freezing. Since latex paint is water based, when it freezes it dries out the water carrier. When this happens, the paint is no longer usable. Remember to store latex paint where it will not freeze so that it can be used for its intended purpose.