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 | (209) 465-2634 Stockton Color Center2104 Pacific Ave | (209) 943-1617 Kelly-Moore2225 Monte Diablo Ave | (209) 465-3473 PPG Paints2504 Monte Diablo Ave | (209) 466-8038 Habitat for Humanity Restore4933 West Lane | (209) 463-1285 Kelly-Moore3206 E Hammer Ln | (209) 474-3706 Sherwin-Williams3304 E Hammer Ln | (209) 478-1014 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. 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.