Paint drop-off and disposal day arranged in D.C.

October 20, 2017 by  

Residents and businesses of Washington, D.C. who have paint, varnish, and other painting supplies that they would like to dispose of safely, at no cost to them, will soon be able to drop them off at an event coming up in the city.

The community will be hosting a paint drop-off event, which will only be open to those who live in Washington, and almost all paints, stains, and varnishes will be accepted. There is no limit to the amount a household can drop off, and the organizers have requested that the products brought for disposal should be in containers that are five gallons or smaller in size, and they will need to be non-leaking and have a secure lid along with their original labels. Spray paint products will not be permitted.

While most paints will be acceptable, there will be a few exceptions. The public is asked to not bring marine and auto paints, paints used for arts and crafts, mineral spirits, paint thinners, and solvents for disposal. There have been limits placed on the amount that different sized businesses will be allowed to bring. A printing company will be able to craft signage and other materials for an event like this.

The paint drop-off day will be taking place on November 18 at the D.C. Armory. Additional information, including a full list of what can and cannot be brought in, can be found on the event’s listing.