In a well-ventilated area, air dry paint away from children and pets. Add absorbent materials, such as shredded newspaper or kitty litter and allow to dry completely. Some home improvement stores sell an inexpensive paint hardener (check your local stores). Once the paint has solidified in the can, throw the can, paint and lid (still removed) in with your regular trash. You can also donate "good" leftover paint to local community groups, theater groups, schools, churches and others who need or want it. You may even be able to take a tax deduction. Your local Habit for Humanity Re-Store will also accept good, used paint.
DKMM funds compost programs in each county that allow residents of all counties to take yard waste to their nearest facility. For district compost sites, see the map under the Yard Waste Composting link.
Certain household products can be toxic to the environment if not disposed of properly. Remember, NEVER pour these products down the drain, into the storm sewer, or onto property. Categories of consumer products that may be considered household hazardous waste include: automotive products, paints and solvents, pesticides, lawn care products, pool chemicals and hobby and craft materials. If these cannot be recycled, they can be disposed of properly by taking them to a Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow Solid Waste District Household Hazardous Waste event. A suggested donation of $5 per car and pick-up or $10 per large truck or pick-up with trailer is appreciated. For more information about the event, please see the Household Hazardous Waste link.
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