What should I do with old paint and other hazardous waste?
You can drop off your paint, motor oil, and other small amounts of hazardous chemicals to the SF Transfer Station. PaintCare also accepts paint for proper disposal.
Paint is typically recycled and reused whenever possible. All cans are usually inspected to make sure the paint is in good enough condition to remix and reuse. Paint is not remixed if it contains rust, mold, or is too thick from drying out over the years. The collected paint is oftentimes sorted by warm or cool colors, and then poured into mixing drums and re-sealed.
Many times, recycled paint is purchased or donated to local organizations to support cleanup projects for parks or schools.