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Improper disposal of painting wastes is harmful to the environment, hazardous to public health, and against the law.

Waste materials from painting activities can include:
  • excess paint
  • painting equipment
  • used containers
  • rags
  • used thinner
  • cleanup water
  • paint chips.
By following best practices, painting businesses can have a significant impact on storm water quality. This information sheet explains the requirements and best practices for the painting industry.

Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the Painting Industry