In April of 2021, Washington State’s Paint Care program, borne of extended producer responsibility legislation passed in 2019, went into effect. The law provides collection points for residents to turn in latex paint and oil-based paint and certain other items.

Reuse/Recycling:

To avoid having too much leftover paint, use this paint calculator to determine how much is needed for a project. And for basecoat, use your leftover light-colored paint.

Peninsula Paint Company – 937 Hildebrand Lane NE, Suite 100, Bainbridge Island.
Peninsula Paint is a collection point for the Paint Care program. Here is what they accept:

  • 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
  • Stains
  • 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

Go here for what is not accepted.

Peninsula Paint also has a shelf of various quart to gallon-sized “mistinted” paint (mixed for clients but not bought by them) at a greatly reduced price. What a great reuse deal for customers!

Disposal:

Oily rags are hazardous and should not go in the trash. Follow the instructions for disposal of oily rags before taking them to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Last updated 10/24/21