For Realtors

"What should I do with old paint?"

Realtors are the experts in answering all the questions about buying or selling a home. How often do your clients ask you what they should do with old, unwanted paint?

Whether you are helping someone buy or sell, now you have one more answer for what do with leftover house paint, stain, and varnish: recycle it with PaintCare!


Getting a house ready to sell?

Cleaning out? Are your clients leaving old paint behind that nobody will use? Now’s the time to recycle it.

Find a PaintCare drop-off location.


Do your buyers find old paint when they move in?

Moving in? If buyers won’t use the old paint left behind, help them find a place to recycle it.

Find a PaintCare drop-off location.

Order materials for your clients

Realtor Package Supplies

To order our Realtor Info Packet, please call us at 855-PAINT09 or send an email to

COVID-19: PaintCare Impacts & Resources


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 at
  • PaintCare has cancelled its own paint drop-off events through June and intends to reschedule them as soon as possible after government restrictions are lifted.
  • PaintCare’s pickup service for large volumes of paint (200+ gallons) is temporarily unavailable. Customers submitting requests will be contacted by PaintCare staff and informed about the service being temporarily unavailable and that PaintCare will notify them again when the service resumes.


If You Do Plan to Drop Off Paint for Recycling


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