Latex paint is “not” hazardous (water-based) and can be hardened and placed in your regular trash. Just follow these easy steps:
NEVER use an ordinary vacuum or shop vacuum…vapors will be blown around and the sweeper will become contaminated.
NEVER use a broom or paintbrush…you will break the mercury into even smaller beads and further scatter the mercury.
NEVER use household cleaning products, especially those containing chlorine or ammonia…a violent reaction may occur, further increasing the release of toxic fumes.
NEVER allow people with contaminated shoes or clothing to walk around your house.
NEVER put mercury in the trash.
NEVER put mercury in a burn barrel.
NEVER pour or allow mercury to go down the drain.
Don’t Trash it, Reuse it!