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Ask me anything: old paint




Reader Question: I recently moved into an old (but new-to-me) house. What do I do with the old paint and stain I found in the basement?


My Answer: Latex paint should be left out to dry and then placed in your regular garbage. All other paints and stains can be taken to the Dane County Clean Sweep facility for proper disposal. Package material in boxes or rigid totes to keep products upright and prevent spillage during transportation and unloading. Keep all materials in their original containers. If the container is damaged, place it in individual plastic bag.


Or check your community’s website for an upcoming household hazardous waste collection event.



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