To dispose of latex paint through the curbside trash program, you will need to open the can and let the paint dry out. To speed the process, add kitty litter to the paint. This may take awhile, depending on the amount of paint. Once the paint is completely dry it can be disposed of in your regular trash in a City of Waterville pay-as-you-throw bag.  Please note, oil based paint is considered a hazardous waste and cannot be disposed through the curbside trash program.


Latex and oil based paint can also be disposed of through the PaintCare program through Maine’s paint stewardship law.  For more information on paint disposal options, please visit their website at