As a public health precaution due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommendation of the CDC posted March 16 to limit discretionary travel, PaintCare advises that households and businesses consider refraining from dropping off paint for recycling at PaintCare locations until all applicable local, state, and federal public health orders and guidance have been lifted. The current status of PaintCare collections services follows:
  • Many government-run household hazardous waste (HHW) programs are temporarily closing their year-round HHW facilities, postponing HHW drop-off events, or greatly reducing their hours.
  • While most paint stores remain open, some have reduced their hours or are otherwise changing operations to minimize physical contact with customers. Many of these stores have asked us to temporarily remove them from the PaintCare site locator.
  • PaintCare has cancelled its own paint drop-off events through June. Beginning in July, drop-off events will resume in areas where allowed under local guidance. Visit state pages on the website to find information about local paint drop-off events.
  • PaintCare’s pickup service for large volumes of paint (200+ gallons) has resumed. Customers may submit requests at

Know before you go:

If you do plan to take leftover paint to a drop-off location for recycling, take precautions: