Paints and Stains

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  • Oil based paints and stains and all spray cans/aerosols are accepted at the Freeport Recycling Center door 6am-3pm M-F.
  • Latex paints and stains are not accepted at the Recycling Center. Dry up latex paint and then dispose of it in the landfill.

The landfill does not accept any liquid paint or stain.


  • Oil based products cleanup with mineral spirits or paint thinner. It should say combustible on the label.
  • Water based products are cleaned up with warm soapy water and are not combustible.
  • Consult the     DNR Paint Fact Sheet for general information and tips on drying up and disposing of paint.