A bill recently passed the Washington State Legislature which would allow people to drop off old latex paint at paint stores and other retailers for free. As part of this program, a small fee will be added to each gallon of new paint sold at retail stores, appearing as a line item on receipts. This fee goes to a 3rd party nonprofit organization associated with paint manufacturers. This program is scheduled to become operational next fall.

But, in the meantime, latex paint can be recycled at Northshore Ace Hardware for a fee, which will be recycled into new paint through GreenSheen . Residents may also continue to solidify latex paint and throw away in the trash. Oil-based paint can continue to be disposed of at the Auburn Hazardous Wastemobile .

For more details and information on other recycling-related legislative updates, please visit the websites below: