PaintCare

1500 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia DC  20005

Phone: (855) 724-6809

PaintCare

PaintCare operates paint recycling programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in states that have passed paint stewardship laws.

PaintCare makes paint recycling more convenient by setting up locations for people to take unwanted, leftover paint. We partner with paint and hardware stores so that you can drop off your paint at convenient locations during regular business hours. PaintCare accepts house paint, primers, stains, sealers, shellac and varnish for recycling, but does not accept aerosols, solvents or products intended for industrial or non-architectural use. For a full listing of which products PaintCare accepts, please visit: http://www.paintcare.org/products-we-accept/

PaintCare also partners with local government agencies, household hazardous waste programs and waste transfer stations to help fund their paint transportation and recycling/disposal costs.


Here are some ways to save money, protect the environment, and free up storage space:

1. Buy Right. Be a wise consumer and buy only what you need. To estimate the right amount of paint to buy, you need to take into account the smoothness of the surface to be painted, how the surface has been prepared, the color being painted over, and the size of the room or house. Take measurements before going to buy your paint, then ask your paint retailer for advice.

2. Store Right. Storing paint properly helps it last longer. For best results, cover the opening of the paint can with plastic wrap and securely seal the lid so it won’t dry out. Write the room name on the lid for future touch ups. Store cans indoors where they won’t freeze or get wet. Be sure to choose a safe location out of reach of children and pets.

3. Use It Up. Leftover paint can be used for touch-ups or for smaller projects. You can also use the extra latex paint as a base coat on larger jobs. If you can’t make use of the paint yourself, ask a neighbor or local community organization if they can use it.

4. Recycle the Rest. When you take your paint to a PaintCare drop-off site, we will recycle it when possible.


PaintCare sets up and operates sustainable paint recycling programs in the United States. To learn more, visit: www.paintcare.org

PaintCare manages paint recycling programs on behalf of paint manufacturers. It works to set up local drop-off sites – often at participating paint retailers – to make recycling paint convenient.

PaintCare’s mission is also to promote buying the right amount of paint, using up leftover paint, and when you still have unwanted paint, recycling the rest by taking your leftovers to one of more than 1600 drop-off sites throughout the United States.

Check back here for tips on using up your leftover paint, buying the right amount of paint for your next painting job, and finding new drop-off locations!

PaintCare Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to represent paint manufacturers to plan and operate paint stewardship programs in the United States in those states that pass paint stewardship laws.

PaintCare was created by the American

Making paint recycling more convenient by developing sustainable programs to manage leftover, unwanted paint.

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Past Events

Paint Recycling Event - Santa Clarita, CA

Paint Recycling Event - Santa Clarita, CA
09:00 am - 06/02/2018

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Santa Clarita and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Lakeview, OR

Paint Recycling Event - Lakeview, OR
09:00 am - 06/02/2018

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Lakeview and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Christmas Valley, OR

Paint Recycling Event - Christmas Valley, OR
08:00 am - 06/01/2018

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Christmas Valley and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish....

Paint Sweep Events - Eastern Colorado

Paint Sweep Events - Eastern Colorado
12:00 pm - 05/22/2018

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a series of paint drop-off events in your area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Households: bring as much paint...

Paint Recycling Event - Hemet, CA

Paint Recycling Event - Hemet, CA
08:00 am - 05/19/2018

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Hemet and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Thornton, CO

Paint Recycling Event - Thornton, CO
09:00 am - 04/28/2018

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Thornton and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Powers, OR

Paint Recycling Event - Powers, OR
09:00 am - 04/14/2018

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Powers and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - San Mateo, CA

Paint Recycling Event - San Mateo, CA
09:00 am - 11/11/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for San Mateo and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Hemet, CA

Paint Recycling Event - Hemet, CA
08:00 am - 10/28/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Hemet and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Lancaster, CA

Paint Recycling Event - Lancaster, CA
08:00 am - 10/21/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Lancaster and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Bennett, CO

Paint Recycling Event - Bennett, CO
09:00 am - 10/07/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Bennett and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Hanford, CA

Paint Recycling Event - Hanford, CA
09:00 am - 10/07/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Hanford and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Cave Junction, OR

Paint Recycling Event - Cave Junction, OR
08:00 am - 10/07/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Cave Junction and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Truckee, CA

Paint Recycling Event - Truckee, CA
09:00 am - 09/23/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Truckee and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Sweep Events - South Colorado

Paint Sweep Events - South Colorado
10:00 am - 09/11/2017

At PaintCare

PaintCare is conducting six Paint Sweep events in rural areas of Colorado to make it easier for households and businesses to recycle or dispose of leftover house...

Paint Sweep Events - Southwest Colorado

Paint Sweep Events - Southwest Colorado
11:00 am - 08/29/2017

At PaintCare

PaintCare is conducting six Paint Sweep events in rural areas of Colorado to make it easier for households and businesses to recycle or dispose of leftover house...

Paint Recycling Event - Milton-Freewater, OR

Paint Recycling Event - Milton-Freewater, OR
08:00 am - 08/19/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Milton-Freewater and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish....

Paint Recycling Event - Halfway, OR

Paint Recycling Event - Halfway, OR
08:00 am - 08/18/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Halfway and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Recycling Event - Santa Clara, CA

Paint Recycling Event - Santa Clara, CA
09:00 am - 08/12/2017

At PaintCare

Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for Santa Clara and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses...

Paint Sweep Events - Mountain Colorado

Paint Sweep Events - Mountain Colorado
02:00 pm - 08/07/2017

At PaintCare

PaintCare is conducting six Paint Sweep events in rural areas of Colorado to make it easier for households and businesses to recycle or dispose of leftover house...

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