How can I dispose of old paint?

With latex (water-based) paints, remove the lids from the paint cans, place in the sun, and stir occasionally to allow the paint to dry out. What will be left will be a thick material. Then place the open can with the lid off in the trash. You may also pour the paint into a plastic bag with absorbent material such as kitty litter. Put the plastic bag in with regular trash.

Oil-based paints must be disposed of through the Household Hazardous Waste programs.

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2. When is bulk trash day?
3. How should I dispose of electronic trash?
4. Whom should I call with a trash service related question?
5. Is there a limit to the amount of trash I can put out?
6. What time can I expect my trash to be picked up?
7. What are the official holidays for the trash company?
8. What happens if trash pickup is scheduled on a holiday?
9. When are recyclables collected?
10. What are recyclables?
11. Do we have to separate our recyclables?
12. Can we recycle cereal boxes?
13. How can I dispose of an old refrigerator or air conditioner?
14. How can I dispose of old paint?
15. Why doesn’t the Township vacuum my leaves up at curbside?
16. Are we allowed to burn in West Goshen Township?
17. What’s the best way to dispose of food waste?
18. How can I identify hazardous waste?
19. Whom would I contact to get information on the disposal of hazardous wastes?
20. Does the state of Pennsylvania mandate recycling?
21. Where can I dispose of motor oil, car batteries, tires, or antifreeze?
22. How often are we billed for sewer and trash?
23. How much are we billed for sewer and trash, and what are the late penalties?
24. Can I suspend my sewer and trash service when I am not home?