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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 - Oakland/International (PaintCare.org) 3981 First St. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly-Moore Paints 411 Page Mill Road Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off This item is hazardous and must be disposed of properly.
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 (PaintCare.org) 3356 Piedmont Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Kelly Moore -Albany (PaintCare.org) 969 San Pablo Ave. Albany 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 - Oakland/MacArthur (PaintCare.org) 4156 Telegraph 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.
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.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
Kelly Moore - Oakland/Telegraph (PaintCare.org) 4917 International Blvd. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
PPG Paints (548 7th Street) 548 7th Street 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
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 - Pleasanton (PaintCare.org) 4877 Hopyard Rd. Ste. B2 Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
California Paint Co (1833 Egbert Ave) 1833 Egbert Ave 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.
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  

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