Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

Information is constantly changing! Call ahead to verify hours and availability.

Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry

If paint is dry, tap paint chunks into trash. Place dry, empty can or bucket into recycling bin (if accepted for recycling in your curbside program) or trash with the lid separated.

Use up wet leftover paint, offer it to neighbors, or drop it off for paint recycling at a PaintCare partner paint store. Find recycled paint for resale at ReStore locations.

Rags, stirrers, pans and brushes with dried paint may go into the garbage. Empty spray paint belongs in the recycling bin (cap off); click here for partially uses cans of spray paint.

Clyde accepts this item in your curbside recycling container.

Must be clean, empty and dry.

Concord accepts this item in your curbside garbage container.


Questions? Comments?   We're here to help!      Get in touch!

Additional Tools

  • Item Search
  • Vendor Search
  • Information for Vendors

Grab the mobile apps for answers on the go:

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
Brought to you by A public agency reducing waste in Alameda County since 1976.