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California Paint Stewardship Program Take Back Sites in Sacramento County

California paint manufacturers are required to take back unused paint and handle it in a sustainable way. Here are the take back locations in Sacramento County.

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October 19, 2012 was the first day of the California Paint Stewardship Program established by a new law, AB 1343 (2010), that requires paint manufacturers to develop a take back system for leftover paint from household and commercial consumers. The new program will be the second and largest of its kind in the United States. Oregon’s pilot program started two years ago. Connecticut and Rhode Island are planning similar programs.

Paint manufacturers, through the American Coatings Association, created PaintCare, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to administer the state programs. The non-profit will arrange for recycling and proper disposal of unused paint and conduct public education about proper paint management.

More than 700 million gallons of architectural paint is sold each year in the U.S., and about 10 percent is available for recycling. Until now, leftover paint has been handled primarily by government-run household hazardous waste programs -- many with strained budgets and limited days of operation.

Assembly Member Huffman believes that this California PaintCare program will be particularly helpful to consumers and local governments: “This is an important program that will make paint recycling more convenient for Californians, reduce the financial burden on local governments, and protect the environment. It allows industry to take the lead in developing a safe and reliable system for the recovery and proper management of leftover paint. It’s a win win win.”

“This program will make proper paint management more convenient for the public by setting up hundreds of new paint drop-off sites at retailers throughout the state,” said Marjaneh Zarrehparvar, Executive Director of PaintCare. “It will also help local governments that partner with PaintCare by paying for the paint they already accept through their household hazardous waste programs.”

Funding for the program will come from a Recovery Fee that will be applied to the purchase price of paint sold in California and paid to PaintCare. Fees are based on container size as follows:

Container Size Fee Per Unit
1/2 Pint or Less $0.00
More than 1/2 pint to 1 gallon $0.35
1 Gallon $0.75
More than 1 Gallon to 5 Gallons $1.60

PaintCare will use the fees to pay for the transportation of leftover paint from partnering drop-off sites to processors for recycling and energy recovery. These fees will also assist PaintCare in its efforts to educate consumers on the importance of buying the correct amount of paint, using up leftover paint, keeping paint out of the trash, and recycling remaining unusable paint.

For more information about the California Paint Stewardship Program or to find out where you can recycle your own paint, visit

About PaintCare Inc.

PaintCare is a non-profit organization established by the American Coatings Association to implement Paint Stewardship Programs on behalf of the paint manufacturers in states that pass paint stewardship laws. To learn more about the importance of recycling and using up leftover paint, or to find a drop-off site near you, visit

Sacramento County collection sites

Kelly Moore 4555 Manzanita Ave Carmichael 95608 916-482-7600
Kelly Moore 7841 Greenback Ln Citrus Heights 95610 916- 722-5504
Kelly Moore 10299 E Stockton Blvd Elk Grove 95624 916-714-5290
Kelly Moore 435 Blue Ravine Rd Folsom 95630 916-983-5186
Sherwin-Williams 306 E Bidwell St Folsom 95630 916-983-2207
Dunn-Edwards 11521 Folsom Blvd Rancho Cordova 95742 916-853-1645
Kelly Moore 3068 Sunrise Blvd Rancho Cordova 95742 916-858-0274
Sherwin-Williams 11076 Coloma Rd Rancho Cordova 95670 916-631-9396
Vista Paint 11043 Folsom Blvd Rancho Cordova 95670 916-858-1818
Dunn-Edwards 6770 Folsom Blvd Sacramento 95819 916-452-5451
Emigh Ace Hardware 3555 El Camino Ave Sacramento 95821 916-482-1900
Frazee Paint 1015 N Market Blvd Sacramento 95834 916-574-9560
Glidden Professional 2513 Arden Way Sacramento 95825 916-929-2758
Kelly Moore 2697 Florin Rd Sacramento 95822 916-392-7777
Kelly Moore 5101 Raley Blvd Sacramento 95838 916-921-0165
Kelly Moore 6800 Folsom Blvd Sacramento 95819 916-731-5809
Kelly Moore 7810 Stockton Blvd Sacramento 95823 916-681-7212
Sherwin-Williams 1200 Del Paso Rd Sacramento 95834 916-419-0805
Sherwin-Williams 3119 Arden Way Sacramento 95825 916-973-0686
Sherwin-Williams 5122 Madison Ave Sacramento 95841 916-348-8041
Visions Paint Recycling 4481 Kilzer Ave McClellan AFB 95652 800-770-7664

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