Throughout Westchester, both oil-based and latex (water-based) paint, may be legally and safely disposed of in your garbage. Rye Brook, White Plains and Yorktown residents are asked to put empty or hardened paint cans out on bulk pick-up days.
To dispose empty paint cans: Put them out next to the garbage with the lid off. Do not include the empty can with your recyclables.
To dispose cans with paint: Harden the paint by mixing it with kitty litter or another absorbent pellet material (such as Speedy-Dri) until no liquid remains. The more absorbent material that is used, the faster the paint will harden. To make more room for the absorbent material, full or partially full cans of paint should be poured off into empty containers. Kitty litter is recommended for hardening oil-based paint. You can also refer to the How to Dispose and Recycle Special Household Waste brochure for guidelines on paint disposal, among other household items that require special handling.
Below is a list of local paint and hardware stores that carry products specifically designed to harden waste latex paint. Hardeners can dry a gallon of latex paint in minutes. After the paint is hard, put it out for garbage collection with the lid off.
68 Westchester Ave.
Pound Ridge, NY
|Cornell’s True Value
310 White Plains Rd.
2088 Boston Post Rd.
180 Katonah Ave.
29 Columbus Ave.
|North White Plains||30 Virginia Road||(914) 948-4000|
|Bedford Hills||655 N. Bedord Road||(914) 241-1666|
|Mahopac||537 Rt. 6||(914) 621-1131|
|Mohegan Lake||1948 E. Main St.||(914) 528-6111|
|Ossining||Arcadian Shopping Center||(914) 941-1900|
|Port Chester||143 N. Main Street||(914) 939-7600|
|Scarsdale||836 Post Road||(914) 723-4811|
|Yonkers||621 Tuckahoe Road||(914) 779-6767|
|Yorktown||1965 Commerce Street||(914) 962-3000|