Paint Recycling

You may now bring your paint to the Rooney Road Recycling Center for free!

As of July 1, 2015, all paint sold in Colorado contains a surcharge to pay for used paint recycling. The program is managed by PaintCare (  The Rooney Road Recycling Center is a drop-off location for the PaintCare Program.

Is a copay required for paint? 

If only architectural paint products are brought to the Center, a co-pay is not required.

Paint falling under this program must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Paint must be in its original container, with an original label.
  • Paint must have a secured lid.
  • Paint must be in containers no larger than 5-gallons.

What is considered an architectural paint product? 

House paint, primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings (e.g., shellac and varnish). For a full list of products, go to

What is NOT included? 

PaintCare does not accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use. 

Will the Rooney Road Recycling Center take products not included under the PaintCare Program? 

Yes, however a co-pay is required.

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