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cans of latex paint

Latex Paint Collection – Saturday October 15th 9am to noon

Latex Paint Collection – Saturday October 15th

Residents of our seven member towns (Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston) may bring us their latex, acrylic, or water-based paints in their original containers.  Do not consolidate paints.  All containers must have the original, readable label.

How do I know if it’s water or oil-based?

Water-based paint

  • will have “latex,” “water-based,” or “acrylic” on the label
  •  cleans up with just soap and water
  • if none of these words are found, we must assume it is oil-based

Oil-based  paint

  • will have “oil-based” or “alkyd” on the label
  • it may also say “flammable” or “combustible”
  • cleans up with paint thinner, turpentine, mineral spirits, or solvent
  • NOTE: Latex Alkyds are considered oil-based due to the addition of the alkyd

If you cannot read the label, it has no label, or the paint has been consolidated or is not in the original container, we must assume it is oil-based. You can bring it to the Household Hazardous Waste collection scheduled for 9am to 1pm November 13, 2021.

Fees for the latex collection are the same as paint on hazardous waste days: 

Minimum Fee           Up to 3 Gallons $20
Half Load                   >3  to 10 Gallons $40
Full Load                    >10  to 25 Gallons $70

The paint is not being recycled but may be put out for reuse, else we will dry and dispose of it properly.  If this pilot collection goes well, we may be able to offer it beyond October and/or by appointment. Please help us make this effort a success by not bringing any hazardous waste or unreadable paint cans on these non-HHP days.

CLOSED Thursday July 21 due to excessive heat.

Its been too many days of excessive heat and humidity. We will NOT be open on Thursday, July 21 or open for volunteer hours on Friday, July 22. We plan to be open again on Tuesday, July 26. Stay safe!