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FREE! Paint Drop-Off Event for Households and Businesses

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Paint Drop-Off Event


Saturday, November 11, 2017 in San Mateo, CA

Paint Drop-Off Event for Households and Businesses in the San Mateo Area

DATE & TIME: Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 9 am - 1 pm

LOCATION: San Mateo County Events Center, South Parking Lot - 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403

ARRIVAL TIME: To select your expected arrival time, visit this page.


Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for San Mateo and the surrounding area. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds (about 20-30 gallons) of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex or oil-based paint. Businesses that generate more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex paint, but oil-based paint will not be accepted.


Containers must have original labels. This event is for the following products only:

  • House paint and primers (latex or oil-based)
  • Stains
  • Deck and concrete sealers
  • Clear finishes (e.g., varnishes, shellac)


  • No leaking, unlabeled or empty containers
  • No aerosol spray paints
  • No drums or containers larger than 5 gallons
  • We cannot accept other hazardous waste or chemicals, such as paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, cleaning chemicals
  • Recycle with PaintCare


Paint manufacturers created PaintCare, a non-profit organization, to set up convenient places for you to recycle leftover paint. We are setting up drop-off sites throughout your state 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 our drop-off locator tool or call (855) 724-6809.

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