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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
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 3505 Deer Valley Rd Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Creative Paint (5435 Geary) 5435 Geary Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Habitat for Humanity ReStore East Bay 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Interior or exterior latex paint only. Paint must be in its original container and containers must be full with legible labels. May also take new spray paint, caulking and adhesive that is paint related. ReStore Oakland is a collection location for Paint Care. Drop-off during donation hours.
Kelly Moore (445 Taraval St) 445 Taraval St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off There is a 20 gallon limit per visit. You can put EMPTY, DRY latex paint cans in the blue bin.
Kelly Moore 2480 Sand Creek Rd Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Fredericksen Hardware 3029 Fillmore St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 6309 Dougherty Rd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Glidden Professional Paint Center 2260 Commerce Ave Suite C Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 20911 Foothill Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore 5600 Imhoff Drive, Suite A Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 559 66th Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Also, The paint sale program at the Oakland HHW facility happens Tuesdays from 900AM and closes at 12:00PM (noon) - $25 per 5 gallon pail available in white and beige.
REAP Center 2133 Tynan Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Latex or tint. Dark green or dark brown.
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.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Latex paint only. The paint sale program at the Oakland HHW facility happens Tuesdays from 900AM and closes at 12:00PM (noon) - $25 per 5 gallon pail available in white and beige.

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