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GLAD YOU ASKED: Paint can disposal

Q. Where can old cans of household paint be dropped off in Mitchell?

A. The following written response comes from Kim Smith of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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“The Mitchell Regional Landfill does not have a collection site for household paint to be collected and reused. Local paint disposal protocol is to dry the paint out with dirt, kitty litter or some other type of dry absorbent, then dispose of it with household garbage. Another option is to contact local paint providers to see if they have a paint swap program within their business.”

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