Illegal in Garbage or Drains
Hazardous Waste

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 Paints
706 E Main St | (209) 465-2634

Stockton Color Center
2104 Pacific Ave | (209) 943-1617

2225 Monte Diablo Ave | (209) 465-3473

PPG Paints
2504 Monte Diablo Ave | (209) 466-8038

Habitat for Humanity Restore
4933 West Lane | (209) 463-1285

3206 E Hammer Ln | (209) 474-3706

3304 E Hammer Ln | (209) 478-1014

storm drain

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.