Free Paint Recycling Drop-off and Giveaway Event for Households & Businesses

DATE: October 21, 2023

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: City of Galt Flea Market
905 Meladee Lane
Galt, CA 95632

NOTE: No Registration Required

Paint in good condition will be made available to the public for free at this event.

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 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.

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