Paint Recycling / Disposal

Lead-Based Paint

Care should be taken when dealing with lead-based paint. Information for the program removal of lead-based paint can be found on “Renovation & Demolition: Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements You should Know About."

Additional information is available on the Connecticut Department of Public Health Lead Program website.

Lead-based paint wastes from households should be taken to the Town’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events. For more information, review the calendar for HHW collection events on the Town’s website or call the Public Works Department at (860) 644-2511, ext. 343.

 

Latex and Oil Based Paint

New state regulations adopted in July 1, 2013 now provide options for the disposal of oil based and latex paint:

Household Hazardous Waste Collection - HHW program will accept oil based paints. Review the HHW program requirements as provided in the Town’s website or contact the Public Works at (860) 644-2511, ext. 343.

Participating Retailers – There are area retailers who will accept oil and latex paint of any brand at their store locations. Paint Care maintains a website to locate the closest participating retailer.