Earth Paints Collection Systems charges a nominal fee per container recycled. This fee helps offset the costs of recycling the paint and containers.
Per Container Recycling Fees*
1 Quart – $1.50 each
1 Gallon – $2.50 each
2 Gallon – $3.50 each
5 Gallon – $8.00 each
*All recycling fees are charged per container regardless of the amount of paint in the can.
Other environmentally harmful methods of disposing of latex paint – such as using a waste paint hardener or kitty litter to prepare the paint for disposal, are more expensive, messy and inconvenient. Simply throwing dried paint out to languish in a landfill might cost you nothing, but the environment pays a significant price.