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Don't Dump Paint

Help prevent water pollution

Don't put paint down the storm drain when you're done painting. Chemicals pollute streams and creeks when the paint goes down the storm drain. 

Cleaning Up

Use a bucket to wash off latex paint with soap and water. Clean brushes and cans next to the hose spigot outside. Do not dump paint right into the:

  • Sink;
  • Grass;
  • Street;
  • Driveway; 
  • Storm drain; or,
  • Streams, lakes, and rivers. 

See a spill? Email us or call 919-996-3940.

Disposal Tips

Professional painters - Take equipment back to your facility if you don't have a space to clean up on the job. 

Extra paint

If you have leftover paint after a project: 

  • Add kitty litter or sand to the can; 
  • Let the paint dry until it is completely solid; and, 
  • Throw it away in the trash. 

Contact

 

Pete Duffy
Illicit Discharge Coordinator 
919-996-4013

Department:
Engineering Services
Service Categories:
Stormwater
Related Services:
Report Water PollutionLearn About Stormwater

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