Latex Paint Recycling

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Metro Drop-Off Locations will not accept latex paint until further notice. Click HERE for instructions on how to dispose. 

Can’t figure out what to do with all of your leftover latex paint?

Take advantage of our Latex Paint Recycling Program! Watch this video to learn more!

Consider purchasing reblended paint for your next home project! It's good paint at a great price! 
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Drop off latex paint during business hours at the following locations:

Louisville Metro Staffed Recycling Centers (April 15 - November 1 only) Currently not accepting paint.

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

• 595 Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207

• 7219 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40258

• 7201 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228

HAZ BIN (April 15 - November 1 only) Currently not accepting paint.

Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

7501 Grade Lane, Louisville, KY 40219

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Locations (year round) Currently not accepting paint.

• 4044 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40220 Donations only Mon: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Shopping & donations Tues - Sat: 10:00a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

• 1631 Rowan St, Louisville, KY 40203 Wed - Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


•  LATEX PAINT ONLY. Not sure? Check the label - if it only requires water for clean up, it most likely qualifies as latex. 

•  Leaking, unlabeled and empty containers will not be accepted.

•  Containers with open lids or obvious cracks will not be accepted.

•  Excessively rusted containers will not be accepted.

•  Latex paint that had been stored in an unheated space will not be accepted.   

•  Must be in its original container. 

•  Must pass the shake test; paint should move inside the container when shaken. 

•  If less than 1 inch of paint remains, follow disposal guidelines below. Like colors may be combined prior to dropping off. 

•  Anything oil based or requiring paint thinner or other solvents for cleanup is a hazardous material and should be taken to HAZ BIN. Oil based paint is accepted year round.


How to dispose of latex paint that does not meet the guidelines:

Add cat litter to the paint can (one part cat litter to one part paint) and stir until is has an oatmeal-like consistency. Allow the mixture to sit until mostly solid. (It may take a day or two.) Throw paint can with the dried paint into the garbage. Recycle the lid. 

For very small amounts, you can paint on cardboard or newspaper and discard the cardboard/newspaper in the garbage when dry. Throw the paint can in the garbage and recycle the lid. 


What happens to the recycled latex paint? Watch this video!

The collected paint is reblended for sale in Habitat ReStore locations in Louisville. The money raised from the sale of recycled latex paint is reinvested in our community to create affordable home ownership opportunities.

The Latex Paint Recycling Program is funded through a grant from the Kentucky Pride Fund.

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