You can take your unused paint to your nearest HHW Collection Center. Most locations accept all paints, thinners, and other solvents. Be sure to call first because a few locations only accept latex paint.
California's PaintCare program is an industry sponsored product stewardship solution to properly manage leftover consumer paint. You can bring leftover paint to one of these participating locations. Please call first to assure they have storage capacity.
For empty paint cans – cans where the paint is entirely dried and does not flow – pop the lid off and throw your recycling container
Try these reduction tips:
Buy Only What You Need
By not buying too much, you save money and the hassle of donation or safe disposal.
Buy Low-VOC Paint
Volitile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are dangerous byproducts that may cause health problems. Low-VOC paints are safer.