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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
Kelly Moore (1020 Harrison St) 1020 Harrison Street 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.
PaintCare California Drop-off Location Finder 901 New York Ave. Washington DC Recycle Free Drop-off See website for program details.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland 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.
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).
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off There is a 5 gallon limit per visit.You can put EMPTY, DRY latex paint cans in the blue bin.
Dunn Edwards (750 Bryant St) 750 Bryant 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 1014 Fitzuren Rd Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  
Cliff's Variety 479 Castro 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.
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center Drop off area
Kelly Moore (565 S Van Ness Ave) 565 S Van Ness Ave 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.
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 3505 Deer Valley Rd Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 70 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.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle 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.
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
Cole Hardware 956 Cole 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.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Biologic Environmental Services & Waste Solutions 23490 Connecticut St Hayward Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity

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