Paint Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains Hazardous Waste Recycle your paint with PaintCare! You can recycle unwanted house paint, primer, stain, or varnish for free at a PaintCare drop-off location. Both latex and oil-based products are accepted. Find a full list of what they accept here. Products should be in their original containers with original labels. 5 gallon containers maximum and a maximum of 20 gallons per trip (unless otherwise noted). Drop off paint at the following PaintCare locations, or at one of our hazardous waste facilities. Kelly-Moore Paints3199 Jefferson St, Napa | (707) 251-3764 Devine Paint Center971 Lincoln Ave, Napa | (707) 226-5211 The Paint Works3213 Jefferson St, Napa | (707) 224-0304 Please note: Solidified latex paint must be dropped off at one of our hazardous waste facilities or disposed in your trash cart. Empty and dry paint cans and buckets should be recycled in your curbside recycling cart. PaintCare is funded by a small fee you pay whenever you purchase paint in California. 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 Recycle your unwanted house paint, primer, stain, or varnish for free at a PaintCare drop-off location. Both latex and oil-based products are accepted. All locations accept up to five gallons per visit (some take more). Paint containers should be five gallons in size or smaller and have original labels. No leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers. Spray paint is not accepted. For a list of products accepted for recycling or to find a drop-off location, visit PaintCare’s website. 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.