Waukesha County

Paint Can Disposal (for Hazardous Waste or Paint)

Empty paint containers may be disposed of in your trash.  Paint containers in which the paint is completely hardened inside may be disposed of in your trash.

Empty containers that held any type of paint or hazardous waste cannot be recycled because the hazardous waste/paint leaves residue in the plastic even after the container is rinsed. Empty containers from either paint or household hazardous waste should be disposed as described above.

Empty metal paint cans cannot be put in the recycle bin, but they can be taken to a metal scrap dealer or metal recycling dumpster at municipal drop off sites.

No endorsement of any business is intended. 


Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188
Room AC 260 - (262) 896-8300