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Paint (Latex Only)

Latex paint is recyclable as long as it has not “gone bad” or dried up. Oil-based paint is considered household hazardous waste (HHW) and is not recyclable. Some general rules to determine if your paint is recyclable or not:
  • Label says latex paint or states that paint is washable with soap and water (versus mineral oil)
  • Label has not faded
  • Paint has been stored in a place with a stable temperature (e.g. a basement)



The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority is the central resource for waste reduction in the county with a focus on the education and awareness of sustainable techniques and initiatives.

Kanawha County
Solid Waste Authority
600 Slack Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-4477

Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm