Since paint is classified as hazardous waste in Michigan, a hazardous waste collection company must pick up any unused paint. Alternatively, individuals can drop off paint at a local hazardous waste collection facility. Collection and drop off facilities are listed by county on Michigan.gov.
Information about participating facilities is accessible by entering the phrase "hazardous waste disposal" in the search field at the top of the home page, and then clicking Local Contacts Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste from the search results. Clicking a county link displays the list of local companies eligible to collect and accept hazardous waste. Information provided may include the facility name, address and telephone number, as well as the names and email addresses of specific hazardous waste contacts.
PaintCare.org also provides information about paint drop-off locations and events. After clicking the Find a Drop-Off Site Near You link, individuals can enter a ZIP code or city and state to find local facilities. By clicking on a facility or event link, individuals can find the street address, telephone number and website. Additional information may include drop-off dates and times, restrictions and cost, if applicable.
Information listed may also include who qualifies to drop off hazardous material, types of proof of residency accepted, and whether or not an appointment is required. Some locations and events cater exclusively to residents, and some may cater exclusively to businesses.