Hazardous Waste
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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Get Reminder

The PaintCare program accepts used and unwanted paint at Ace Hardware. 

Ace Mountain Hardware and Sports
Map & Directions
11320 Donner Pass Road | (530) 587-4844
Mon-Sat: 7am-7pm, Sun 8am-6pm

Limit 5 gallons per visit. See the full list of accepted products.

Or you can bring paint to the Eastern Regional Landfill during Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events.

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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

PaintCare locations accept house paint and primers, stains, sealers and clear coatings — all with no drop-off fee.

Products must be in containers that are no larger than 5 gallons in size, in their original containers with a label and a secured lid. Note that they do not accept open or leaking cans, accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use.

Find your closest paint drop-off location.


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.