Disposing of Hazardous Wastes from the Home: Paint and Other Home Improvement Products

SKU G3454

Author(s) Jonathan Rivin, Elaine Andrews.


Improperly disposing of unused paints and other home improvement products can contaminate drinking water, degrade the environment, and create long-term health hazards. The authors explain ways to keep your home safe and the environment uncontaminated as you set about disposing of leftover paint, varnish, stripper, shellac, wood oils, stains, paint thinners, brush cleaners, glues, and wood preservatives (4 pages, June 2012).