John Hurd

Maine Program Manager
(802) 245-4821


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

For Maine-specific inquires, contact the Maine Program Manager.

Program Details

  • Established in October 2015
  • 126 year-round drop-off sites
  • 765,000 gallons collected

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

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 Maine is based on container size as follows:


Half pint or smaller


Larger than half pint up to smaller than 1 gallon


1 Gallon


Larger than 1 gallon up to 5 gallons

The PaintCare fee categories in Maine will be changed to include 2 gallon containers of covered products in the 1 gallon container category. This change will take effect January 1, 2022.

Program Brochure