Paint Exchange Program
Where to drop off paint
Residents with paint cans that are less than a quarter full are encouraged to dry out the remaining paint. The dry can may be placed in the regular garbage.
Residents with larger quantities of paint can bring it to the Washington County Landfill to participate in the Paint exchange Program.
Residents with expired paint are encouraged to take advantage of our next Household Hazardous Waste collection Day.
There is no cost to our residents to drop off or to pick up paint.
What We Accept
New, water-based, latex house paint. It needs to be in reusable condition- within 2 years of being opened. If it does not meet this criteria, it can be disposed of at the biannual Household Hazardous Waste Day, or dried up using dirt, cat litter, or paint hardening powder. Once the paint is hardened, it can be disposed of with your regular garbage.
Small businesses that meet the “conditionally exempt small quantity generators” criteria meaning they produce less than 220lbs per month can drop off their paint for a fee of $3 per gallon.
Key to a Successful Program
In order for this program to truly be successful, residents must drop off quality paint. This will allow residents to truly “shop” for paint here at the landfill.
We encourage you that next time you have a house, school, or group project that requires paint, to look at the paint at our Paint Shed here at the landfill first. Remember it is free!
Habitat for Humanity Restore: The restore now accepts indoor and outdoor latex paint to be reblended and sold for a great price. Call (435) 628-4041 for more information.