If you’ve got leftover paint to dispose of from your recent paint project, you can store it for up to 10 years so long as you keep it in a part of your home that doesn’t freeze (like your garage) and doesn’t get any warmer than 35 degrees Celcius. Make sure you fit the lid back on tightly. And, if a few years down the road you go decide to use it up, make sure you take it back to the paint store for a good shake.
But if you’ve used up most or all of the paint in the can, leave the lid off and let it dry out completely. Then you can dispose of the cans in a recycling bin. If you wish to dispose of your paint and not hang on to it for touch ups, then you will need to bring any leftovers to the waste recycling center in your city. Never, ever pour paint down a drain or sewer as you can face heavy fines for harming the environment.
For more information on properly disposing of paint and other household liquids or chemicals from a renovation, watch this video below:
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