For general PaintCare inquires, call (855)PAINT09 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For New York-specific inquiries, contact a New York Program Manager or Coordinator.
- Established in May 2022
- 247 year-round drop-off sites
PaintCare offers drop-off sites throughout New York where the public can take unwanted paint for recycling. These sites are available to households, businesses, government agencies, and others with leftover paint.
Paint manufacturers that sell paint directly or indirectly in a PaintCare state are required by each state’s paint stewardship law to register their company and brands with PaintCare. Visit our Manufacturers page to learn more and register.
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 New York is based on container size as follows: