Denver to Host Free Paint Recycling Collection Event on August 27th

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It’s time to get rid of all of your stockpiled and leftover paint! Denver Recycles and PaintCare® are hosting a FREE paint recycling collection event on Saturday, August 27th. This event is open to all Colorado residents and small quantity business generators.

*Accepted items will include old latex & oil-based house paint and primers, stains, deck and concrete sealers, and clear finishes such as varnishes and shellacs.

This event will take place at South High School at 1700 E. Louisiana Ave. (parking lot just south of Washington Park at S. Franklin St. & Louisiana Ave.) from 8 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2016.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

To prevent long wait times and traffic congestion, EVENT PARTICIPATION IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To register to attend this event and select your appointment time slot visit Event registration is free and there will be no recycling charges or fees to participate.


1.       All materials must be in original manufacturer containers with labels and a secured lids.

2.       Arrive no more than 10 minutes before or 10 minutes after your scheduled appointment time slot.

3.       Review the list below of accepted and not accepted paint for this event.

4.       Do not drop paint off outside the event day or hours. Doing so will be considered illegal dumping and violators will be subject to penalties.


Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings)

Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)

Primers, sealers, undercoaters


Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)

Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)

Metal coatings, rust preventatives

Field and lawn paints


No leaking, unlabeled or empty containers

No aerosol spray paints

No drums or containers larger than 5 gallons

No other types of hazardous waste or chemicals

No paint thinners, mineral spirits, auto & marine paints, art & craft paints, caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, adhesives, paint additives, colorants, tints, resins, wood preservatives, roof patch, asphalt, tar, deck cleaners or road marking paint.

*Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds (about 20-30 gallons) of material per month may bring any amount of latex or oil-based paint. Businesses that generate more than 220 pounds of material per month may bring any amount of latex paint, but they cannot bring oil-based paint to this event.

Paint manufacturers created PaintCare®, a non-profit organization, to establish convenient places for you to recycle leftover paint. PaintCare® has drop-off sites are located throughout Colorado where you can take smaller amounts of paint all year long. To learn more or find a year-round PaintCare® drop-off site near you, visit or call (855) 724-6809.


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