Paint Disposal

Paint Cans

 sites accept house paint, primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings (e.g., shellac and varnish). Aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use are NOT accepted. The products accepted must be in original containers no larger than five gallons in size with a label and secured lid. Open or leaking cans are not accepted.

Another Option for Paint Disposal

As an option, Broomfield residents can take latex paint to Boulder County's Hazardous Material Management Facility located at 1901 63rd St. in Boulder. Please visit the Boulder County Hazardous Material website to make an appointment. This is a free service for Broomfield residents. Proof of residency is required.

What if the leftover paint in the can is dried up?

  • Latex paint is not hazardous and, once solidified, can be safely put out with household trash.
  • For cans almost empty: Remove the lid and allow the paint to dry into a solid.
  • Once the paint is completely solidified and dry, it can be thrown away with your regular, household trash. Be sure to leave the lids off so your waste hauler knows the contents are not liquid. If the lids are left on, your waste hauler will not take it.