Empty Cans (Paint and Aerosol)
Empty Metal Paint cans can NOT be placed in the GREEN metal recycling bin for curbside collection. They can be taken to a metal recycling center if they contain NO liquids or other materials; some dried residue is acceptable, as long as it is minimal.
Empty plastic and metal paint cans can be placed into your garbage container if they contain NO liquids or other materials; again, some dried residue is acceptable, as long as it is minimal.If your paint cans contain liquids see Paint.
Metal lids from metal and plastic paint cans can be placed in the GREEN metal recycling bin for curbside collection.
Many people are unaware that aerosol spray cans are comprised of 1% tin and 99% steel and can be recycled (including pesticide spray cans) once they are empty (see Curbside Recycling). Remove and discard plastic tops from empty spray cans.
Full or partially full aerosol spray cans or paint cans can not be recycled curbside. They should be disposed of as a hazardous waste. (see What is Household Hazardous Waste?)
Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
If you are a resident of Clark County or one of its cities, you may dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products at any of the following HHW collection programs. Business-generated hazardous waste will not be accepted.
Eligible senior and citizens with disabilities who are unable to transport HHW to a collection site or event may call (360) 397-6118 ext. 4352 to see if they qualify for a free home pick up.
Fixed Collection Facilities
Satellite Collection Events