Do not place any hazardous materials in with garbage. Call the Fairfield County Recycling & Litter Prevention office at (740) 681-4423 for disposal options, or see below.
Residents of Fairfield County may check out the listing of disposal sites
Please spread the word that once paint is solidified, it is no longer harmful to the environment! When paint is hardened it can be placed in your normal trash disposal. Only when it is liquid does it pose a threat of contaminating soil and ground water. Paint can be hardened, and then disposed with regular trash. Products like sand, kitty litter, sawdust, or even a commercially available paint hardener can be used to speed up the process. Dry out latex paint in a well ventilated area by mixing it with kitty litter, paint hardener, etc. When the paint has dried, put the can in the regular garbage with the lid off. Do not put oil-based paint in the garbage.
Please remember that you can recycle motor oil, antifreeze and car batteries year-round. Click here for additional resources to dispose of these type of items. (Please call to confirm hours, acceptance policy, and other information.)
For a list of safer substitutes to hazardous household products please see the Guide to Non-Toxic Products Below
The following is a list of safer substitutes to hazardous household products. Generally, these substitutes can be bought in grocery stores.
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