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Paints and dyes in good usable condition may be able to be donated.  An internet search such as “donate paint York PA” will show organizations that accept these materials for donation. 

Latex paints and dyes can also be disposed of in the regular trash.  To prevent spillage, dry them using paint hardeners purchased at home improvement stores or mix them with an absorbent material such as shredded paper or kitty litter, and secure lids firmly.  When disposing of aerosol paint cans, secure can caps firmly.  Place all paint containers in a tightly closed garbage bag before disposing in the regular garbage. Your waste hauler may have additional instructions regarding this material. For more information, contact them directly.

Oil-based paints are considered hazardous because they can be flammable and contain toxic chemicals.  Please click here to view options to manage household hazardous waste in York County.

Paints and dyes can also be disposed at the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC).  If disposing of paint at the YCRRC, let the facility attendant know so they can direct you to the liquids disposal hopper.  For more information on YCRRC rates and hours, click here.

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