Drop off leftover paint at April 24 recycling event
THE PaintCare event will take place from 2-4 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 157 Craft Dr. in Alamosa.
PaintCare will accept unwanted house paint and primers (latex or oil-based); stains; deck and concrete sealers; and clear finishes (varnish and shellac). Paint must be in sealed, original containers with the original manufacturer label.
PaintCare cannot accept leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers; aerosol spray paints; drums or containers larger than five gallons; hazardous waste or other chemicals, such as paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, or cleaning chemicals.
Households may bring any amount of paint, stain, and/or varnish. Limits may apply to businesses (see below). Paint in good condition will be made available to the public for free at this event.
Space is limited. Eventbrite registration is required to attend this event. The event will be held rain or shine.
Business Limits: To use the PaintCare program for oil-based paint, a business must qualify as an exempt generator under federal and any similar state hazardous waste generator rules. Please visit www.paintcare.org/VSQG for more information on exempt generator rules. If your business does not qualify as an exempt generator, it will not be able to use the program for oil-based paint, but it can still use the program for latex products.
Year-Round Drop-off: Valley households can also take advantage of free paint recycling year-round at the permanent PaintCare drop-off location at the Monte Vista Co-Op, 1901 E Hwy 160.
PaintCare is a nonprofit stewardship organization responsible for paint recycling programs in Colorado, nine other states, and the District of Columbia.