Up until now, if you had unwanted leftover latex or oil paint to get rid of, you had to traipse all the way to the hazardous waste drop-off in Bremerton. Now, because of a paint producer responsibility law passed by the Washington state legislature in 2019, there are closer drop-offs and more chance that your paint will be reused rather than landfilled.

The nonprofit PaintCare, which operates in ten other states, has been appointed to run the collection program. Funding is supported by a small fee on each can of paint purchased (amount dependent on size of container). Below is what you can and cannot take back to Peninsula Paint Company on Hildebrand Lane, which has volunteered to be the receiving business on Bainbridge.

To avoid having too much leftover paint on your next project, take a look at PaintCare’s advice page.