Paint stewardship and recycling

On May 29th, from 1-2pm PaintCare and CDPHE will host a joint webinar to present on the 2023 annual report data. 

Register for the webinar

Unused and leftover paint

On July 1, 2015 the Architectural Paint Stewardship Act allowed for PaintCare, a non-profit organization, to collect unused paint in Colorado. Unused latex paint is either reused or recycled into new paint. Unused oil-based paint can be used as a fuel source.

Find a paint drop-off site
Search PaintCare.org for the drop-off location nearest you

What to do with leftover paint in Colorado
Informational video

Disposal of products not accepted by PaintCare
Collection programs for paint thinners, solvents, aerosol cans, lead based paint and other products not recycled through PaintCare.org.
Frequently asked questions
Pertaining to paint recycling, stewardship, the fee and why unused paint can be problematic

Documents and reports

PaintCare data and statistics
A visual representation of the charts and graphs found in the annual reports.
Analysis of PaintCare's financials and reserves policy conducted by the University of Colorado, Denver.
Explanation and justification for the current reserve balance as of November 2018.
Senate Bill 14-029
State legislation that authorized the statewide paint collection program.

PaintCare plan
How paint collection and recycling works.
Paint brands registered in Colorado
Paint brands that have registered to participate in the collection and recycling program
Paint manufacturers registered in Colorado
Paint manufacturers that have registered to participate in the collection and recycling program

Large volume pickups

For residents and some businesses with 100 gallons of paint or more, go to PaintCare.org for a free large volume pick-up.
Large volume pickup fact sheet from PaintCare

Online form from PaintCare to request a large volume pickup