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Paint - Interior & Exterior - New/Unopened

Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings), as well as field and lawn paints.

Offer it up for community members and organizations to use, before taking it for recycling.

Drop-off paint for recycling at no cost to a local PaintCare site. Accepted items include house paint as well as primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings such as shellac and varnish.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
PaintCare California Drop-off Location Finder 901 New York Ave. Washington DC Recycle Free Drop-off See website for program details.
Kelly Moore 2700 N Main St Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off Must be in original container. Drop off is Monday through Friday.
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
San Francisco Recycling South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee No thinners, aerosols (spray cans), solvents, or oil-based products; leaking, or corroded containers are not accepted. Paint must be labeled and in original containers. PaintCare partner. Containers can be provided in advance depending on needs and requirements. $5/gallon. Cubic yard box - $150 deposit for optional container. Per-trip fee of $45-$65 per trip applied depending on location; minimum $750 charge for paint, per visit, applies (excluding container deposits, and trip charge).
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Monterey Bay 4230 Gigling Rd Seaside Reuse Free Drop-off Interior or exterior latex paint only. Paint must be in its original container and containers must be full with legible labels.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Sonoma 1201 Piner Road Santa Rosa Reuse Free Drop-off Interior or exterior latex paint only. Paint must be in its original container and containers must be full with legible labels.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Santa Cruz 719 Swift Street Santa Cruz Reuse Free Drop-off Interior or exterior latex paint only. Paint must be in its original container and containers must be full with legible labels.
Kelly Moore 2050 San Ramon Velley Blvd San Ramon Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore 14500 San Pablo Ave San Pablo Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore - San Lorenzo (PaintCare) 15611 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo Recycle Free Drop-off
Habitat for Humanity ReStore San Jose 1608 Las Plumas Ave. San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Interior or exterior latex paint only. Paint must be in it's original container and containers must be full with legible labels. Although donation pick-up is offered, it is not guaranteed.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per day of all household hazardous waste. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.
Recology SF Business Haz. Waste Drop-Off (VSQG Program) 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Quantity limits and disposal fees apply. You must qualify and make an appointment in advance. San Francisco businesses only.
Roberts Hardware 1629 Haight St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off There is a 5 gallon limit per visit.
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off There is a 5 gallon limit per visit.You can put EMPTY, DRY latex paint cans in the blue bin.
SCRAP 801 Toland St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off There is a 5 gallon limit per visit.You can put EMPTY, DRY latex paint cans in the blue bin.
Center Hardware 3003 3rd St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off There is a 5 gallon limit per trip.
Sherwin Williams (320 4th St) 320 4th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off There is a 5 gallon limit per visit. You can put EMPTY, DRY latex paint cans in the blue bin.

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