California Staff

Daria Kent

Senior California Program Coordinator
(530) 559-3274

  • Butte
  • Colusa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dodrado
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Marin
  • Mendocino
  • Modoc
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Sacramento
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Yolo
  • Yuba
Terri Marsman

California Program Manager
(209) 404-8625

  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Monterey
  • San Benito
  • San Joaquin
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • San Joaquin
Brandon Nelson-Zarrahy

Senior California Program Coordinator
(818) 900-8117

  • Los Angeles (West)
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Ventura
Monica Choi

California Program Coordinator
(209) 206-6992

  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Calaveras
  • El Dorado
  • Fresno
  • Kings
  • Madera
  • Mariposa
  • Merced
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Stanislaus
  • Tuolumne
  • Tulare
Iranzu Morras

Senior California Program Coordinator
(323) 204-2080

  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Los Angeles (East)
  • Mono
  • Orange (North)
  • San Bernardino
Valentina Hopkins

Senior California Program Coordinator
(949) 415-9035

  • Imperial
  • Orange (South)
  • Riverside
  • San Diego


For general PaintCare inquires, call (855)PAINT09 or email

For California-specific inquires, contact a California program coordinator.

Program Details

  • Established in October 2012
  • 859 year-round drop-off sites
  • 33.5 million gallons collected

PaintCare offers drop-off sites throughout California where the public can take unwanted paint for recycling. These sites are available to households, businesses, government agencies, and others with leftover paint.

Drop Off Paint

Enter your zip code, city and state, or street address to find the nearest, most convenient paint drop-off site to you. All PaintCare sites accept up to 5 gallons per visit (some take more). Please call ahead to confirm business hours and ask if they can accept the type and amount of paint you would like to recycle. Sites do not accept aerosols (spray paint), leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers.

  • accepts up to 5 gallons
  • accepts up to 10-20 gal.
  • accepts up to 100 gal.
  • HHW Programs (accepts other items)
  • Also has Reuse Program

Paint Drop-off and
Giveaway Events

for Households & Businesses

Visit our PaintCare Products page for
more information on accepted products.

Fee and Funding

PaintCare programs are funded by a fee (referred to as the PaintCare fee) which is applied to the purchase price of new paint sold in the state. There is no charge for dropping off paint at a PaintCare drop-off site. The PaintCare fee is not a tax or a deposit. The fee funds all aspects of the paint stewardship program. For more information on the fee, visit the PaintCare Fee Page.

The fee in California is based on container size as follows:


Half pint or smaller


Larger than half pint up to smaller than 1 gallon


1–2 gallons


Larger than 2 gallons up to 5 gallons

On July 1, 2022, a fee reduction took effect in California. PaintCare is offering a credit for the difference in fees before and after a fee change on inventory purchased prior to the change and sold after the change. Learn more about this fee credit at

Program Brochure