Can I recycle metal paint cans?

Metal paint cans are accepted in most local recycling programs, provided the lid is removed and recycled separately and the paint can is empty and dry. If there is leftover paint that has hardened into a solid form, remove it and dispose of it in the garbage.

Need specific information for where you live?

Recycling rules differ from each municipality. Check the rules in your area by downloading the Recycle Coach app. Search your municipality here to see how active Recycle Coach already is in your area: