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Use the PaintCare Site Locator to find a place to drop off your leftover paint.
up to 5 gallons
up to 10-20 gal.
up to 100 gal.
(accepts other items)
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont: Use this tool to find PaintCare-sponsored drop-off sites including retailers, transfer stations and household hazardous waste programs that are working with PaintCare.
Other States: This tool finds household hazardous waste programs and other places throughout the United States that accept leftover paint from the public.
IMPORTANT: Before bringing your paint to any drop-off site, be sure to call to check business hours and to make sure they can accept the types and amount of paint you would like to recycle.
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About the Site Locator
In PaintCare States (those with Paint Stewardship Programs) the PaintCare Site Locator lists all of the retailers who have signed up with PaintCare to accept leftover paint from the public. It also lists most of the household hazardous waste programs if they have partnered with PaintCare. Use this tool to find the nearest, most convenient site to you. All PaintCare drop-off sites accept at least 5 gallons of paint per visit. Some participating retailers will accept more than 5 gallons. It’s recommended to call any drop-off location before bringing in paint to make sure they can accept the amount of paint you would like to drop-off.
PaintCare developed this tool to help the general public in other states too. Our tool is a comprehensive listing of locations throughout the United States that accept leftover paint from the public. If you work for a government-sponsored household hazardous waste program or any other organization that accepts paint from households and/or businesses, we’ve probably contacted you already and added you to our database. If not, please contact us and we will be happy to add your information.
Submit an Update
Please email Carol Darrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) PAINT-09 to update any information about your organization or facility.
Report a Problem
We would appreciate hearing from you if you experience a problem with PaintCare Site Locator. Please contact Paul Fresina at email@example.com.
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Products We Accept
Products We Accept
PaintCare sites accept house paint and primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings (e.g., shellac and varnish) but we do not accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use. The products we accept are referred to as “PaintCare Products” or “architectural paint” and they must be in containers that are no larger than 5 gallons in size. Paint must be in its original container and the container must have a label and a secured lid. We cannot accept open or leaking cans. Please review the following detailed list to find out what can be accepted, prior to dropping off your paint.