Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous Waste Disposal Tips

  • Advanced Auto, Auto Zone, and Savannah Tire will accept used motor oil.
  • Advanced Auto will accept antifreeze/coolant.
  • Savannah Tire will accept old tires.

Paint Disposal Tips

Liquid paint MAY NOT be disposed of in garbage cans. Firstly, determine if the paint is Latex or oil-based paint. Oil-based paint is considered hazardous waste and must be taken to an appropriate disposal or drop-off center.

The closest paint disposal/recycling center is:

Benjamin Moore - Chatham Paint Center

7307 Hodgson Memorial Drive 

Savannah, Georgia, 31406, United States

(912) 355-3277


Latex paints are not considered hazardous, but they MUST be solidified before disposal. When working with paint remember to: work outside, wear gloves, avoid making bags too heavy, and keep away from children and/or pets. 

2 Methods to Solidify Latex Paint for Disposal: 

1.    Double line a garbage can with plastic bags and leave the lid off the can so that the paint can fully dry. 

2.    Add kitty litter, saw dust, or a solidifier (sold at hardware stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot) to liquid paints.  

Once Latex paint has solidified it may be disposed of in the garbage with the lid OFF.