Paint Can Removal With A CAN DO Approach

Paint Can Removal With A CAN DO Approach

A question we frequently come across from clients is whether or not we take paint. The answer is YES! However, we charge a surcharge of $20 per gallon of wet paint as wet paint is not something that is easily disposed of in an eco-friendly way.

If you have a single can of paint, the surcharge is a $20 remedy for what could be a costly headache since most sanitation departments and dump sites have their own stringent rules. On the other hand, what if you have a dozen cans of wet paint for removal, or more? Is there something you can do to skip the surcharge but still cure that wet paint headache? Absolutely.

While Home Depot and other hardware stores offer chemical hardeners, saw dust, kitty litter, and sand are additional alternatives that will also do the trick (provided you’re dealing with latex or water based paint). If you have oil based paint, your best course of action is to contact your local hazardous material disposal center which a local Town Hall or Chamber of Commerce may have on file.

In terms of convenience, eHow makes some good recommendations, but for a convenient summary, look no further.

Set up a paper bag filled with as much kitty litter, saw dust, or sand as is necessary to absorb the paint. To be extra safe, if you’re concerned about leakage, you may want to put that paper bag in a plastic one (like they do at the Grocery Store) as an added layer of protection. Once everything’s all set up, you’re good to go. Dump in the paint and your concerns about surcharges, eco-friendly and legal disposal will soon dry up! Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-LUG-JUNK so we may address any of your concerns and help you get your space clean before the Spring!