I have some paint I used for apartment interior walls that I'd like to either dispose or donate. Any ideas where I can bring it? I have quite a few not quite full gallons of different colors, all latex.
Hope you can pass it on to someone who wants it. But, if not, I'll share what I learned recently when I needed to dispose of some paint. It's against city code to dispose of it down any kind of drains, etc. (Perhaps many already know this, but, for those who don't, that's why I'm saying it. I didn't know the law when I started investigating what to do with this paint and before anyone jumps on me, I NEVER intended to dispose of it down any kind of drain.) There are fairly cheap commercial products (I got mine from the wonderful folks at Clark and Devon Hardware) that you mix into the paint to solidify it. Then, it's safe and legal to throw in any dumpster. One other tip I got from the Clark and Devon Hardware folks...you can use standard canning jars to keep a bit of the paint for touch-ups. :-)
You can try to call the Painters Union DC14 on Adams Street. They hold classes for apprentices and may need paint/wallpaper supplies of any kind. There are probably other trade schools/high schools that have classes where you can donate as well.
As far as disposal, if you mix a batch of paint up in kitty litter, it settles it into clumps and you are allowed to throw this away. No special product needed; kitty litter is pretty cheap!
Awesome tip on the kitty litter, Dee! I'm assuming this is true for the "clumping" kinds of kitty litter. I imagine the plan, old-fashioned non-clumping kind of litter wouldn't work quite so well. Again, thanks for the tip.