King County’s Take it Back Network has partnered with organizations that have agreed to recycle latex paint in an environmentally sound manner. Your old paint will get a new life rather than being mixed with kitty litter and tossed in the garbage.
- Materials Accepted: Residents and businesses can drop off unwanted latex paint, water-based stains and clear finishes for recycling at approved partner locations. Visit takeitbacknetwork.org to find one near you.
- Recycling Fees: A fee will be charged to cover the cost of labor to package and transport the latex paint to the processing facility. Call the collection site you intend to use to determine the amount of the fee.
- Call First: Be sure to read the vendor descriptions and call first to verify that they will accept your latex paint.
- Not Accepted: Oil-based paint, solvents and other hazardous products are NOT accepted. Call 206-296-4692, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hazwastehelp.org for assistance in safely disposing of hazardous waste.
Bellevue’s Habitat for Humanity Store at 13500 Bel-Red Road also recycles latex paint for a small fee. Recycle hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 425-641-2643 for more information.