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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Please DON'T throw paint down the drain!

no paint down the drain

The Sewer Department is noticing a LARGE UPTICK in paint being dumped into the municipal sewer system.

  • Oil based paints are hazardous waste and should never be put down drains. These must be disposed of properly at a Hazardous Waste Collection FREE Event (next one on Saturday, October 29)
  • Although latex paint is non-hazardous, it can still harbor biocides to inhibit mildew, acrylics and vinyls, crystalline silica, and various additives and emulsifiers harmful to the environment. To dispose of latex paint, mix the can of latex paint with kitty litter, let harden and dispose of cans at the landfill in the metal bin.

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