California has a new extended producer responsibility law for paint recycling – Click here for more info on the PaintCare program.
Architectural paints, deck coatings, floor paints, primers, sealers, stains, shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, waterproofing sealers & repellents, pool paints, metal coatings, rust preventatives and field & lawn paints are all covered by the new program. Currently, Kelly-Moore Paints, Devine Paint Center, Orchard Supply Hardware and the Paint Works are the local PaintCare at-store drop off sites. Paint is also accepted at HHW facilities at the Devlin Road Recycling & Transfer Facility, Clover Flat Landfill and Yountville Corp Yard.
Paint is composed of resins, solvents, pigments, and other toxic ingredients. It is illegal to put paint and other paint-related liquids in the trash. Take unwanted paint to one of these Napa County collection locations – some sites also accept other materials as well:
Devine Paint Center
971 Lincoln Ave.
Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm, Sat 8am-4:30pm, Sun 9:30am-1pm
Orchard Supply Hardware
3980 Bel Aire Plaza
Drop off during business hours, 10 gallon maximum per trip
3199 Jefferson St.
Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 9am-4pm
The Paint Works
3213 Jefferson St.
Mon-Sat 7am-5:30pm, Sun 8am-3pm
1078 Fulton Ln. #A
St. Helena, 963-9551
Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm, Sat 8am-3pm
Napa-Vallejo Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
889-A Devlin Road (off Hwy 29 & South Kelly Rd)
American Canyon, 1-800-984-9661
Fri & Sat, 9am-4pm
Clover Flat Landfill
4380 Silverado Trail
Tues-Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, 9am-3pm
Yountville Corp Yard
7501 Solano Avenue
Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:30pm – latex paint only
Products should be in their original containers with original labels. 5 gallon containers maximum and a maximum of 20 gallons per trip. Please call ahead to ensure the site has enough storage space to accommodate your paint. If you have large volumes of paint, PaintCare has pick-up options.
Solidified latex paint may be dropped off at one of the above sites or disposed in the regular trash. Empty and dry paint cans and buckets should be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.
Buy five gallon buckets of high quality reformulated latex paint at the Devlin Road Reuse & Recycle Center at 889 Devlin Road for $15 each. Colors available are usually gray, beige, and white. This is a great deal!
For more info on the benefits of using recycled paint, click here.