How to Manage Paint:

Paint and paint-related products can be safely processed at the York County Resource Recovery Center.  Liquid paint and paint products pose potential impacts to the environment and to the safety of your waste hauler’s employees.  To minimize potential impacts, many haulers prefer that paint and paint products be dried, hardened using paint hardeners purchased at hardware/home improvement stores or mixed with an absorbent material such as shredded paper or kitty litter.  Also be sure to secure lids tightly and place in a closed garbage bag.  For your waste hauler’s specific guidelines regarding disposal of these products, please contact them directly.

Paint from manufacturing operations may be residual or hazardous waste as defined by the state and may require special approvals to process. Contact the Authority at 717-845-1066 for more information about how to manage residual waste.