Get ready to take on that spring cleaning. And don't forget to get rid of old paints and chemicals that are just sitting around. In one sweep, you can dispose of all paint, thinners, motor oils, kerosene and dangerous cleaning solutions at your local recycling center. Empty spray paint and solvent cans by inverting them and depressing the button until no more comes out. Leave cans of paint open until excess paint dries. Make sure you check local hazardous waste pickup schedules for proper disposal.