Wellesley residents can drop off paint at the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility (169 Great Plain Ave.) the first Thursday of every month April-October from 3-6pm.

Next up: Sept. 7. If you miss that one, Oct. 5 is your next chance until April.

The following materials are accepted: Interior and exterior latex paint, oil based alkyd paint, and solidified paint. Materials that are not accepted are: creosote and turpentine, other solvents and unmarked containers. These materials may also be brought to the RDF on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

Paint is available for the taking from the shed during regular RDF hours except during paint drop-off events. Stop by the RDF office for assistance.

Other methods of paint disposal

Empty cans of paint can be disposed of in the regular household trash. The empty metal cans cannot be recycled due to the high level of paint contamination. If a gallon of paint is less than 3/4 full, dry the paint out by mixing it with kitty litter. Once it is dry, dispose of it with the regular household trash.