It will soon be more convenient than ever to recycle paint in Washington. The Washington paint stewardship program will begin April 1, 2021. Once the program launches, PaintCare will offer drop-off sites throughout the state where the public can take unwanted paint for recycling. These sites will be available to households, businesses, government agencies, and others with leftover paint in Washington.

Once the program launches, participating PaintCare drop-off locations in Washington will accept the following:

  • House paint and primers (latex or oil-based)
  • Stains
  • Deck and concrete sealers
  • Clear finishes (e.g., varnishes, shellac)

The architectural paint products they accept are referred to as “PaintCare Products” and must be in containers that are no larger than 5 gallons in size. PaintCare Products must be in their original container with original manufacturer label and secure lid. PaintCare does not accept spray paint (aerosols) or anything in containers larger than 5 gallons. They cannot accept open or leaking cans.

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