PaintCare has set up 141 drop-off sites since the start of the Paint Stewardship Program in July 2015, and continues to recruit more sites. Most sites are located at paint retailers (paint and hardware stores) that have volunteered to take back paint, and recycling is available to any household and business in Colorado.
Other PaintCare drop-off sites will be located at transfer stations, recycling centers and household hazardous waste (HHW) programs. PaintCare is now working with 15 government agencies to pay for paint transportation and processing.
This year the program is planning paint drop-off events to supplement permanent sites; the first event is April 23. These events operate similarly to HHW events but only accept PaintCare Program products (paint, stain and varnish). Most businesses or households with large volumes (at least 300 gallons) of stockpiled paint can also request a pickup directly from their home or place of business. Contact Kevin Lynch, 720-481-8858.
Kevin Lynch, PaintCare