Crested Butte

Free Paint Recycling Drop-off Event for Households & Businesses

DATE: June 20, 2023

Time: 2 – 6 p.m.

LOCATION: Crested Butte Ace Hardware
607 6th Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224


Space is limited. Tell us your expected arrival time at

NOTE: Early drop-offs are considered illegal dumping and are not allowed.

What Paint Products & Quantities Can You Bring?

Households may bring any amount of paint, stain, and varnish. Limits apply to businesses, see below.


Paint must be in sealed, original container with original manufacturer label. This event is for the following products only:

House paint and primers (latex or oil-based)
Deck and concrete sealers
Clear finishes (e.g., varnishes, shellac)


No leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers
No aerosol spray paints
No drums or containers larger than 5 gallons
We cannot accept other hazardous waste or chemicals such as paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, cleaning chemicals


To use PaintCare drop-off sites and events for oil-based products, a business must qualify as an exempt generator under federal and any analogous state hazardous waste generator rules. Please visit the Very Small Quantity Generator page for more information on exempt generator rules. If your business does not qualify as an exempt generator, it can use PaintCare drop-off sites and events for water-based products but not oil-based products.

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