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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.

Paint Recycling Free Drop-off Location Finder

  • PaintCare accepts house paint as well as primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings such as shellac and varnish.

Offer up for reuse to community members and organizations before dropping it off for recycling.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 3505 Deer Valley Rd Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off  
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off See PaintCare CA accepted/not accepted items and call to confirm space and current open hours.
Glidden Professional Paint Center ( 3356 Piedmont Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
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
CalRecycle's Where to Recycle Location Finder 1001 I St
PO Box 4025
Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore -Albany ( 969 San Pablo Ave. Albany Recycle Free Drop-off
North State Environmental (South San Francisco) 220 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 200
South San Francisco Recycle Paid Pick-up
Glidden Professional Paint Center 2260 Commerce Ave Suite C Concord 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.
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.
Kelly Moore 5600 Imhoff Drive, Suite A Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Recycle Free Drop-off
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center Drop off area
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Paid Pick-up
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 1241 Diamond Way Concord 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.
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off Must be in original container. Drop off is Monday through Friday.

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