Paint manufacturers created PaintCare to provide convenient places to recycle leftover paint, such as paint retail stores and paint drop-off events. To learn more or find a year-round PaintCare drop-off site near you, visit www.paintcare.org or call (855) PAINT09.
Free Paint Giveaway Event Azusa, CAFree Paint Giveaway Event
PaintCare is giving away leftover paint in good condition to households and businesses as part of California’s statewide paint stewardship program. PaintCare collects leftover paint at drop-off sites across California for reuse and recycling. Giving away paint for reuse is a cost effective, efficient method of managing leftover paint. Reuse and recycling help divert leftover paint from landfills and the environment.
Attendees can browse partially filled containers of a variety of products including latex- and oil-based paints, primers, and stains. Color options and volumes are not guaranteed, and paint is given away on a first come, first served basis. Attendees will be limited to taking less than 25 gallons of free paint.
California is also a year-round PaintCare drop-off site. Attendees may drop-off leftover paint during this event and on other days. See below for accepted products and business limits.
House paint and primers (latex or oil-based)
Deck and concrete sealers
Clear finishes (e.g., varnishes, shellac)
Paint must be in sealed, original container with original manufacturer label.
No leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers
No aerosol coatings
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 Business Limits 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.
Non-exempt generators in New York may use PaintCare’s pickup service; contact PaintCare for details.
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