Recycle Unwanted Paint Easily and for Free
SACRAMENTO – Do you know how easy it is to dispose of your unused paint, primer, stains, sealers, and clear coatings in an environmentally responsible way?
PaintCare, a non-profit stewardship organization that runs paint recycling programs across the country, launched in California in 2012. Today, there are more than 725 convenient and free drop-off sites located throughout the state, mostly at paint and retail hardware stores. Nearly 99 percent of Californians live within 15 miles of a PaintCare drop-off location, and businesses and residents alike are encouraged to drop-off their unwanted paint.
Painting contractors, property managers, and others with large amounts of unwanted paint can also enjoy the convenience of PaintCare’s free Large-Volume Pick-up (LVP) service. If you have more than 200 gallons, measured by container size (not content), you qualify for the free service. Last year, PaintCare completed more than 500 large-volume pick-ups across the state.
Additionally, if you frequently dispose of large amounts of paint, a regular pick-up service can be arranged. To request a large volume pick-up simply fill out a paper or electronic version of the "Large Volume Pick-Up Request Form" and return it to PaintCare by email, fax, or regular mail. Visit www.paintcare.org for the form.
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Learn more about what PaintCare accepts and does not accept for pickups and drop-offs.
- Find a PaintCare Drop-Off Site
- Information About PaintCare’s Large Volume Pick Up Program (English & Spanish) https://www.paintcare.org/pickup/
- Information for painting contractors is available in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
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