Illegal in Garbage & Drains

Never put paint down the drain or in the trash, unless it is dry or hard. If your paint is wet, it must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Special Directions

The PaintCare program accepts used and unwanted paint at the following Truckee locations: 

Ace Mountain Hardware and Sports
Limit: 5 gallons per visit
11320 Donner Pass Road | (530) 587-4844
Mon – Sat 7am – 7pm, Sun 8am – 6pm

Truckee Paint Mart
Limit: 20 gallons per visit
10929 Industrial Way | (530) 587-7285
Mon – Fri 7am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 3pm

Kelly-Moore Paints
Limit: 20 gallons per visit
40153 Truckee Airport Rd | (530) 550-7201
Mon – Fri 6:30am – 6pm, Sat 8am – 4pm

You can also bring your paint to the Eastern Regional Landfill during Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events every month. Limit: 15 gallons per visit.

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