Paint

1. BUY THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF PAINT FOR THE PROJECT

When you purchase the right amount of paint, it eliminates the need to store, recycle or dispose of paint when the project is finished. Take the guesswork out of buying paint with the PaintCare Paint Calculator.

2. RECYCLE EMPTY METAL AND PLASTIC PAINT CANS

Empty, dried-out metal or plastic paint cans should be recycled curbside in your blue single-stream recycling cart.

3. STORE PAINT TO KEEP IT FRESH & USE UP LEFTOVER PAINT

For best results, cover the opening of the paint can with plastic wrap, securely seal the lid, then turn the can upside down and store in a place with moderate room temperature to avoid freezing. Properly stored leftover paint can be used for touch-ups or small projects.

4. IF YOU CAN'T USE IT UP, DROP OFF PAINT AT PAINTCARE PROGRAM RETAIL LOCATIONS: FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES.

Households and CESQG* businesses can use the retail sites below.

Larger businesses—those that generate more than 27 gallons of hazardous waste per month—can use the PaintCare sites for water-based program products only, not oil-based program products.

* Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) businesses are those that generate less than 27 gallons of hazardous waste per month.

Paint must meet the following conditions to be accepted by PaintCare retailers:

  • Water-based and oil-based house paint, stains and varnish. Visit PaintCare for a complete list of PaintCare program and non-program products.
  • Original container that can be read
  • Sealed, not leaking
  • Not empty (dried latex okay)
  • 5 gallons or less in size

*A Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) is a business that generates less than 27 gallons of hazardous waste per month. CESQG businesses must call the participating store to arrange for drop-off. 5 gallons maximum per business per day. CESQG businesses will be required to sign a CESQG certification log for each drop-off.

5. DISPOSE OF UNUSABLE PAINT PRODUCTS PROPERLY: FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

All kinds of paint products including stains, latex and oil based paint through the Agency's Hazardous Waste programs:

For residents
- Community Toxics Collections Events
- Toxic Rover Pickup Service
- Household Toxics Facility

6. HAVE LARGE VOLUMES OF PAINT PICKED UP BY THE PAINTCARE PROGRAM: FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

The Large Volume Pick-Up Service is available at no cost for pickup of at least 300 gallons of paint. To find out how the service works and to request a pickup, call (855) 724-6809. For additional information, download the Factsheet: Large Volume Pick-Up Service (PDF: 496 KB)

Use either of these forms to request a large volume pick up:

Return the completed form by email to pickup@paintcare.org or fax to (855) 385-2020 or call (855) 724-6809 for assistance.

7. DISPOSE OF PAINT USING HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS: FOR BUSINESSES

Businesses needing to dispose of paint may also use the services of hazardous waste haulers. Search "What would you like to recycle?" search function at the top of this web page. Choose the topic "Hazardous waste transporters, paint".

Hours listed on this page may change without notice.

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  • Other
  • Outreach
  • Disposal Site

Locations

Business Hazardous Waste Collection at the HHW Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesAppointment required. Accepts up to 27 gallons of liquid or 220 pounds of solid material.

Cloverdale Ace Hardware

750 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Dunn-Edwards - Cotati

407 Aaron St.
Cotati, CA 94931

NotesDrop off. 20 gallon maximum.

Garrett Ace Hardware - Healdsburg

1340 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95492

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Garrett Ace Hardware - Windsor

10540 Old Redwood Hwy.
Windsor, CA 95492

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: accepts up to 5 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of 5 gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material. Kelly-Moore Paints

Kelly-Moore Paints

905 Lakeville St.
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: accepts up to 5 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of 5 gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material.

Kelly-Moore Paints

8868 Lakewood Dr
Windsor, CA 95492

NotesDrop-off: 20 gallon limit (with a maximum of 5 gallons per container)

Kelly-Moore Paints-Fourth St.

1026 Fourth St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Kelly-Moore Paints-Guerneville Rd.

1478 Guerneville Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Kelly-Moore Paints-Roberts Ave.

217 Roberts Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Kelly-Moore Paints-Rohnert Park

480 Rohnert Park Expressway
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Kelly-Moore Paints-Sonoma

18506 Highway 12
Sonoma, CA 94576

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Peterson's Paint & Decorating

800 Lindberg Ln., Ste 140
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Sebastopol Hardware Center

660 Gravenstein Hwy., North
Sebastopol, CA 95472

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location. Call first.

Sherwin-Williams - Petaluma

905 E. Washington St., Ste. 105
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Sherwin-Williams - Rohnert Park

5673 Redwood Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Sherwin-Williams - Santa Rosa Airway Dr.

3310 Airway Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Sherwin-Williams - Santa Rosa Farmers Ln.

1350 Farmers Ln.
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

NotesDrop-off: 5 gallons maximum per customer per day. Drop-off paint only during business hours. Call first, space is limited. PaintCare Program location.

Visions Paint Recycling Inc.

4481 Kilzer Ave
McClellan, CA 95652

NotesSee website for more information.