PaintCare makes recycling your leftover paint almost as easy as buying new paint. In PaintCare states we’ve set up convenient locations where you can take unwanted paint for reuse or recycling. All PaintCare sites take back all brands (not just the brands they sell) of acceptable house paint, stains and varnish during their regular business hours. PaintCare sites that are paint stores accept paint from anyone in their state. Solid waste transfer stations and household hazardous waste programs only accept paint from those who qualify to use their facilities – usually households of their town, city or county. To use any PaintCare site, prepare your unwanted paint, stains, and other acceptable program products by making sure the lids are secured tightly, no containers are leaking, and they have original labels and in their original containers. Please do not mix paints together. Please do not bring empty paint cans; they can be disposed of in your regular trash or possibly in your recycling bins, depending on the services offered in your area. Recycling programs around the country are different, so be sure to ask your recycling service if they allow empty, dry paint cans in your recycling bins before you put them in your recycling bins. If they are not allowed, put them in your trash. Pack your paint cans in a sturdy cardboard box in your vehicle and take them to a PaintCare drop-off site during their advertised regular hours. PaintCare sites have limits on how much paint they can accept, but they all take at least 5 gallons of paint per visit; some sites take more. It’s always best to call the site before bringing your paint to ask if they have enough space to accept the amount of paint you would like to recycle.