Paint Hazardous Waste Illegal in Garbage or Drains The following PaintCare locations accept house paint and primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings — all with no drop-off fee: San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility Velvacon and Pittsburgh Paints706 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202 Map & Directions(209) 465-2634 Stockton Color Center2104 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204 Map & Directions(209) 943-1617 Kelly-Moore 2225 Monte Diablo Ave, Stockton, CA 95203 Map & Directions209-465-3473 Glidden Professional Paint Center2504 Monte Diablo Ave, Stockton, CA 95203 Map & Directions(209) 466-8038 Sherwin-Williams 3304 E Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95212Map & Directions(209) 478-1014 Kelly-Moore3206 E Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95212 Map & Directions209-474-3706 Orchard Supply Hardware 1015 W Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95209Map & Directions(209) 951-7478 Stockton Ace Hardware 3201 W Benjamin Holt Dr, Stockton , CA 95219 Map & Directions(209) 951-8050 Find out what to do with hazardous waste Never Dump Down the Drain Dispose of oil- or water-based paint as Household Hazardous Waste. Never dump paint down the drain because it can contaminate lakes and rivers. Recycle for Free With PaintCare PaintCare locations accept house paint and primers, stains, sealers and clear coatings — all with no drop-off fee. Products must be in containers that are no larger than 5 gallons in size, in their original containers with a label and a secured lid. Note that they do not accept open or leaking cans, accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use. Find your closest paint drop-off location. Throw Away Empty Cans Let empty paint cans dry out before disposing of them. Then, throw them in the trash without the lid, in order to show that the can is empty. Did You Know? We All Buy Too Much Paint Leftover paint is the single largest waste stream that local HHW programs find themselves managing. According to the EPA, approximately 10 percent of all paint sold each year will not be used.