Paint Can Disposal
A completely dry paint can which contained oil based or latex based paint may be disposed of in the trash or in your community’s recycling program if you have one and if they accept paint cans.
Wipe the can clean with paper towel until you can see the metal bottom of the can.
Just make sure to take the lid off the can before disposing. If you have a little residue of dried paint it will be fine and not affect the recycling.