Most of us have used paint in the garage, storage area or basement. Laws regarding paint disposal have changed significantly. In addition, Latex paint is disposed of differently than Oil-based paint. See the attached articles.
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Oil-based Paint Disposal-Click for Information
Oil-based paint is considered Household Chemical Waste (HCW) and cannot be disposed of in residential trash. It must be taken to the appropriate HCW facility in your area. Examples include SWALCO locations or the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Dept.
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