Keep out of Landfill via Special Program:
From a RI household:
If your city or town is listed below, click on its name to see the local paint instructions for its residents. Any amount is accepted at our Eco-Depot events for proper disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW). Make a FREE appointment on our website. There, you can also download the Eco-Depot brochure that includes a comprehensive list of other HHW items you may have to dispose of.
From any RI source (e.g. household, business, school):
Statewide options for disposal are listed below. Fees may apply. RIRRC does not recommend any one business or organization over another
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Trash (Water-based ONLY):
If none of the above is an option, water-based paint, like latex, is safe for disposal in your regular trash. Leave it out with the lid off and it will dry without having to add anything. If there is a significant amount left, you can do this with paint hardener, saw dust, or even kitty litter.