What do I do with my old paint?

Paint has a long shelf-life. It is still usable as long as it mixes smoothly and isn't lumpy. Try to buy only what you need and share any that may be left-over with friends, family and charitable organizations. The transfer station will accept paint for recycling.  Please see disposal fees for rates.

You may also dispose of left-over paint by following these steps: Locate a safe, dry area outside - away from pets and children. Remove the lid from the can and allow it to sit until dry. You can speed up the drying process by pouring the paint into a bucket or box lined with plastic and mixing it with kitty litter, sand, sawdust or shredded newspaper. When dry, the paint, cans and other materials may then be safely disposed of with your garbage.

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1. What is a transfer station?
2. Which landfill does your transfer station utilize?
3. What is a compactor site?
4. What forms of payment do you accept?
5. Is it possible to set up a charge account?
6. Can you tell me in advance how much my load will cost?
7. I pay taxes in Jackson County. Why do I have to pay to dispose of my garbage?
8. Are special bags required to dispose of trash at the transfer station or compactor sites?
9. How can I dispose of old tires?
10. What do I do with my old paint?
11. Where can I take my used motor oil?
12. How do I safely dispose of fluorescent light bulbs?
13. Do I need to put a tarp or cover over my load?
14. What should I do with my unused prescription medications?
15. Do you accept burn barrel ashes?
16. Is there someone to help me unload my vehicle?
17. Am I allowed to tip state inmates?