Paint Hazardous Waste Illegal in Garbage & Drains Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event Saturday, December 15, 2018 More Info Get Reminder The PaintCare program accepts used and unwanted paint at Ace Hardware. Ace Mountain Hardware and SportsMap & Directions11320 Donner Pass Road | (530) 587-4844Mon-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. Find out what to do with household hazardous waste 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.