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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
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off Must be in original container. Drop off is Monday through Friday.
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center Drop off area
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 1241 Diamond Way Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 3505 Deer Valley Rd Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 6309 Dougherty Rd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 20911 Foothill Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 559 66th Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
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.
SCRAP 801 Toland St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
San Francisco Sash 2141 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off There is a 5 gallon limit per visit.
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).
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Roberts Hardware 1629 Haight St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off There is a 5 gallon limit per visit.
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Commercial volume.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
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.
REAP Center 2133 Tynan Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Latex or tint. Dark green or dark brown.
PPG Paints (PaintCare.org) 3356 Piedmont Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off

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