More About Latex Paint Recycling & Proper Disposal

Lake County, IN residents can recycle usable latex paint through the Hobart City Barns Latex Paint Recycling Program. The accepted latex paint is re-blended and offered to the public for purchase.


Acceptable latex paint:
• Gallon cans more than half full
• Obvious sloshing sound of liquid inside
• Lid properly secured
• Cans not corroded/rusted

Unacceptable latex paint:
• Latex stains
• Cans are smaller than one gallon
• Gallon cans are less than half full
• Cans are corroded/rusty
• Rattle noises heard when shaken
• Paint sitting longer than one year
• Paint was stored in unheated areas, like garages or sheds, over winter or paint that was obviously frozen

* * * If it's not usable, and you wouldn't use it even if you could, do not bring it to this Hobart facility.
Please properly dry out and discard in your curbside trash. * * *

Latex paint can safely be thrown in the trash when:

1. The paint is dried.
2. The lid of the paint can remains off and thrown away separately.

In order to dry out your unwanted latex paint, leave the lid off of the cans if they are less than half full. If the cans are mostly full, you may need to pour some of the paint into another container to decrease drying time. In addition, stirring in non-clumping cat litter, dirt, or inexpensive paint drying products that you can purchase at home improvement stores will expedite the drying process.

Video on how to dry out latex paint: Click for Details

Facility Location:
Hobart City Barns
340 S. Shelby Street
Hobart, IN

Mon-Fri: 7:00 am - 2:45 pm
Sat.: 8:00 am - 11:45 am

Any questions please call Hobart City Barns at (219) 942-6121

Date & Time

August 20, 2024

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This event also occurs on:
09/17/2024, 10/15/2024, 11/19/2024, 12/17/2024 and 4 other dates


Hobart City Barns
340 S Shelby St
Hobart, IN 46342

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More About Lake County Solid Waste Management District

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District ("District") was established on February 5, 1991, as a single-county district by resolution of the Lake County Commissioners, pursuant to the Indiana State Legislature's passage of House Bill 1240, which required counties to form solid waste management districts. Since then, the District has developed a comprehensive plan of education, recycling assistance, and technical assistance to provide countywide programs and to provide effective and efficient integrated solid waste management for the benefit of its citizens.

In September 2016, the District's Board of Directors adopted a resolution adopting the "Journey to Zero" program. By adopting this resolution, Lake County became the first county in Indiana to tackle the zero waste mission. This program is designed to go beyond the State of Indiana's 50% recycling goal and take our businesses, residents, schools, and organizations on a journey to achieving zero waste. Over the next five years, our community will begin to hear more about new programs and initiatives designed to move us towards becoming a zero waste County.

Call for more information on the following programs:
-Environmental Education for Schools
-The Enviromobile Program
-Household Hazardous Waste program
-Tire Recycling Program
-Electronics Recycling Program
-Latex Paint Recycling
-Battery Recycling
-Leaf Collection in various unincorporated areas of the County
-Composting - turning leaves and wood waste into a usable soil amendment.

In addition to education and recycling programs, the District also provides each municipality in Lake County with recycling grants to assist those municipalities with recycling efforts consistent with the District's statutory responsibilities.

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Lake County Solid Waste Management District
8695 Broadway
Merrillville, Indiana 46410

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