Alternatives& disposal for paints, stains and finishes

These suggestions for what to do with left over finishes, and alternatives to certain finishes was sourced from

Latex or Water Based paints (glycol esters, phenyl mercuric acetate)
Disposal: Air dry leftover paint and discard the paint can.
Alternatives: Casein-based paint or limestone-based white wash.
Less toxic than latex paints and nonflammable, but still contains harmful substances like phenyl mercuric acetate.
Rust paints (methylene chloride, tolulene, petroleum distillates)
Disposal: Store unused paint for hazardous waste collection or give away.
Flammable and toxic.
Oil-based or Enamel paints (ethylene, aliphatic hydrocarbons)
Disposal: Save unused paint for hazardous waste collection or give away.
Alternatives: Latex or water-based paints.
Flammable and toxic.
Wood preservatives (chlorinated phenols, creosote, copper or zinc napthenate)
Disposal: Save leftover product for hazardous waste collection or give away.
Turpentines and Thinners (n-butylalcohol, acetone, petroleum distillates)
Disposal: Using a fine wire mesh, strain solids for hazardous waste collection. Liquid portion can be reused.
Alternatives: Use water-based paints because these can be thinned using just water instead of solvent-based thinners.
Flammable and toxic.
Stains and Finishes (glycol esters, ketones, naphtha, halogenated hydrocarbons)
Disposal: Save leftover products for hazardous waste collection or give away to someone else who can use it.
Alternatives: Natural pigment finishes or latex paint.
Flammable and toxic.
Furniture strippers (acetone, alcohols, xylene, tolulene, methylene chloride)
Disposal: Unused strippers should be saved for hazardous waste collection.
Alternatives: Electric sanders, heat guns, or sandpaper.
Flammable and toxic.