Paint Collection at DC Armory

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PaintCare is hosting a special one-day paint collection event at the DC Armory (Lot #3) on Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. District households and businesses are invited to drop off leftover house paint, stain and varnish for recycling without charge. Households may drop-off any amount of latex or oil-based house paint. Proof of District residency required. Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds (about 20-30 gallons) of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex or oil-based paint. Businesses that generate more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex paint, but oil-based paint will not be accepted. Businesses with questions should call PaintCare at 855-724-6809. Proof of District residency required.

In addition to periodically hosting one-day paint drop-off events in different neighborhoods, PaintCare has set up eight paint drop-off locations in the District where households and businesses can recycle leftover house paint, stain and varnish without charge year-round. Drop-off locations accept up to five gallons of paint per visit, including house paint and primers, stains, sealers and clear coatings (e.g., shellac and varnish). However, aerosols (spray cans), solvents and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use are not accepted. For a list of acceptable products and to find a drop-off location, visit paintcare.org.