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:


Velvacon and Pittsburgh Paints
706 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202
Map & Directions
(209) 465-2634

Stockton Color Center
2104 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204
Map & Directions
(209) 943-1617

Kelly-Moore
2225 Monte Diablo Ave, Stockton, CA 95203
Map & Directions
209-465-3473

Glidden Professional Paint Center
2504 Monte Diablo Ave, Stockton, CA 95203
Map & Directions
(209) 466-8038

Sherwin-Williams 
3304 E Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95212
Map & Directions
(209) 478-1014

Kelly-Moore
3206 E Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95212
Map & Directions
209-474-3706

Orchard Supply Hardware 
1015 W Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95209
Map & Directions
(209) 951-7478

Stockton Ace Hardware
3201 W Benjamin Holt Dr, Stockton , CA 95219
Map & Directions
(209) 951-8050

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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.

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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.

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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.