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Hobby & Workshop Waste

How to dispose of items commonly used in workshops and hobbies
Material May Be Reused or Recycled May Be Poured Down the Drain May Be Placed in Trash for Landfill Take to HHWCC
Artist Oils and Acrylics       X
Chemistry Sets       X
Gun Cleaning Solvents       X
Photo Chemicals   X1   X
Flashlights and Toy Batteries       X
Oil Based Paints       X
Primers, Rusts, Stains, Varnishes       X
Wood Preservatives       X
Latex Paints     X2 X
Paint Thinner       X
Turpentine       X
Paintbrush Cleaner (phosphate based)   X1    
Paintbrush Cleaner (solvent based)       X
Paint, Varnish, Stripper (lye based)   X1    
Paint, Varnish, Stripper (solvent based)       X


  1. Pour small amounts down drain with plenty of water; rinse containers thoroughly before discarding. Do not dispose of in septic tank.
  2. evaporate contents before discarding; solidify with absorbent material before placing in trash.