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Latex Paint Disposal & Recycling

Latex paint is not accepted at the Naperville Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility. 

Latex paint can be disposed of in your regular garbage if properly prepared.  First allow the paint to thoroughly dry.  Ideally, the paint should be transferred to plastic bags so the rinsed empty paint containers can be recycled.  The paint may be air dried, but adding cat litter, oil dry, sawdust or another absorbent material will greatly speed this process.  Once dry, the paint may be disposed of with your house refuse.  If you let the paint dry in its original container, be sure to leave the lid off so the waste collection driver can see the paint has been dried.


Recycle Latex Paint at DuPage County
DuPage County will host a latex paint recycling program at Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53 in Woodridge. Residents can drop off their usable unwanted latex paint between June 25 through August 4th, Monday through Saturday, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Usable paint is paint that has not been frozen, is less than 10 years in age and has not been mixed with other products. Learn more.