Where to Recycle Old Paint November 17, 2014 Email Recycling leftover paint in California just got more convenient! PaintCare, a non-profit organization, helps to dispose of paint properly and for free by creating a stewardship of drop-off locations. Latex, water-based, and acrylic-based paints can be recycled and made into new products, such as concrete, cement and other additives. It’s always good to recycle your paint to conserve resources. Oil-based paints, however, are considered household hazardous waste (HHW) and should NEVER be tossed in the trash! Even if paint is dried, oil-based paint should be disposed of at the local HHW facility listed below. S.A.F.E. Collection Center 1400 N. Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90021 Open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm. Except Holidays and rainy days. To recycle latex paints, remove the lid from the can and allow the paint to dry out and harden completely. Once the paint has dried completely, it’s ready to be recycled. Bring your cans to a recycling facility. Below are local PaintCare sites where you can take your unwanted paint: Sherwin Williams 1731 Crenshaw Blvd 310-320-4973 Limit: 5 gallons Orchard Supply Hardware 19330 Hawthorne Blvd 310-542-2387 Limit: 10 gallons Dunn-Edwards 4127 Pacific Coast Hwy 310-378-0740 Limit: 20 gallons ShilPark Paints 23134 Normandie Ave. 310-784-1920 Limit: 10 gallons These sites accepts latex and oil-based house paint, stains and varnish in containers up to 5 gallons in size. These sites do NOT accept aerosols (spray paint or other spray products), containers without original labels, or containers that are empty or leaking. If you have leftover, unwanted paint that is in good condition, you can donate it to nonprofits and other groups in your area for reuse in remodeling, set design and other applications. Such as high school drama departments, community theater groups, schools, charities and places of worship Steel paint cans are also recyclable. To recycle, the paint can must be completely empty prior to placement into your Gray curbside recycling bin. For more information on paint recycling and disposal visit www.PaintCare.org. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.