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PaintCare Drop Off Sites

PaintCare is a state program that plans special one-day paint drop-off events and sites where the public can take unwanted paint for recycling. Most are paint retailers, hardware and home improvement stores. Find a drop-off location here.

OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers 

OC Residents can drop off unused paint at one of OC's free collection centers. Sites are open five days per week, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays (except major holidays or during rain events). For details regarding all items accepted, check our page here

Anaheim Collection Center
1071 N. Blue Gum Street

Huntington Beach Collection Center
17121 Nichols Street

Irvine Collection Center
6411 Oak Canyon

San Juan Capistrano Collection Center
32250 Avenida La Pata


* Please note that some external links provide information that is not managed nor updated by OC Waste & Recycling.  You may contact those sites directly with any questions, requests or updates. We will routinely monitor external sites linked from our pages.

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