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Paint cans

Disposal options

Metal paint cans are accepted for recycling only at the CSWD Environmental Depot.

  • Must contain only paint residue; no kitty litter or other substances.

Plastic paint cans—if empty—should be disposed of with your regular trash.


  • Metal cans are FREE at the Environmental Depot

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

If the can contains leftover paint, it should be dropped off at the CSWD Environmental Depot.



Paint cans are not accepted as scrap metal at our Drop-Off Centers because of residual paint left in the can. When mixed with rain water, leakage can occur and compromise all the other materials in the scrap metal bin.