Objects with Lead-Based Paint
If you are disposing of Solid Waste that is coated with lead-based paint, without removing the lead paint, you shall dispose of this waste following standard procedure for DEP Waste Type 13C Construction & Demolition Waste.
Lead-Based Paint Chips
If you are disposing of the abated lead-based paint (chips):
- Abatement of lead-based paint should be performed by a Lead Abatement Contractor. Remember that the lead paint by itself is not the hazard, unless this material is ingested, it’s the dust from the abatement process that poses a great health risk.
- The abated lead paint shall be placed in plastic bags and sealed for disposal as Construction and Demolition Waste.
- Jobs that produce large quantities of abated lead paint may choose to line a dumpster with plastic and seal the debris within that plastic once finished. If this “bladder bag” method is chosen, it is the Solid Waste Hauler’s responsibility to ensure the bag continues to be securely closed at the time of disposal.
Residents that have lead-based paint should bring it to our Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off.