For most countries, data on total waste in place are not available and have to be developed from waste generation rates. The total annual waste generation rate (Tg/yr) is obtained by multiplying MSW rates with population data. The following are the coefficients. Per capita MSW generation rates range from 1.7 to 1.9 kg/day for the U.S. and Canada. Per capita MSW generation rates in other developed countries are about 1.2 kg/day. For developing countries, rates are about 0.8 kg/day for urban, and 0.3 kg/day for rural areas.
The best way to dispose of paint is to deliver it to your local specialist waste recycling centre. If you do not have access to one of these, let the paint dry fully, adding sawdust or cat litter as needed, before putting it in the dustbin. Don't throw it down the drain, because it is toxic and it interferes with the processes of water treatment plants.
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