East of the Cascades:
For general PaintCare inquires, call (855)PAINT09 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Washington-specific inquiries, contact a Washington Program Manager or Coordinator.
- Established in April 2021
- 227 year-round drop-off sites
- 920,000 gallons collected
PaintCare offers drop-off sites throughout Washington 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
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 Washington is based on container size as follows: