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 Paints and CoatingsGot too much paint left over in the garage? 
Join the club. Many of us have more paint and coatings (stains, waterproofing products etc.) stored than we know what to do with. How do you properly dispose of these materials? The best way is to use them up or give them to someone who can use them. If you can't use them or give them away, take them to San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW) or use a free PaintCare Drop-Off Site. These sites accept both WATER and OIL Based paints.

Save money and avoid waste by buying the right amount of paint! Make sure you don't buy more paint than you really need: use this interactive calculator from the Paint Quality Institute, or try our printable card to help determine how much paint you need for your project.

Why can't I throw it in the garbage?
Paints contain resins, solvents, pigments, and additives that are toxic and/or flammable. Although water-based latex paint is less hazardous than oil-based paint, its ingredients are hazardous to human health and the environment and it must be managed as a hazardous waste at time of disposal.

HHW Re-Use Room
If the products or items dropped off at the HHW are: 1) useable, 2) not a banned product and 3) are full enough to make it worthwhile, our hazardous materials specialists will place them in the HHW Re-Use Room, where other county residents who can use these products can take them home FREE of charge. Why waste a perfectly good product by placing it in the trash when someone out there can re-use it? You can feel good about helping the environment and helping people save a few bucks.

There is NO COST for San Joaquin County residents to drop off these materials at the HHW Facility for proper disposal.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE!



Escalon:

Strands Ace Hardware

3360 McHenry Ave. 

Escalon, CA 95320 

209-838-7992

10 Gallons Max, Please Label

True Value Hardware

1436 Main St. 
Escalon, CA 95320
209-838-7805
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Lathrop:

Know a location that takes this material?
Call us at 468-3066

Linden:

Know a location that takes this material?
Call us at 468-3066

Lockeford:

Know a location that takes this material?
Call us at 468-3066

Lodi:

North County Recycling Center

17720 East Harney Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 887-3868
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Manteca:

Lovelace Materials Recovery Facility & Transfer Station

2323 East Lovelace Road
Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 982-5770
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Ripon:

Schemper’s Ace Hardware

150 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95366
209-599-2141

Accepts 15 Gallons Max, Lidded and Labeled

Stockton:

Glidden Professional

2504 Monte Diablo Avenue
Stockton, CA 95203
209-466-8038

Paint must be labeled and liquid, 5 Gallons Max

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

7850 R.A. Bridgeford Street 
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3066
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Stockton Color Center

2104 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95204
209-943-1617

No spray cans.

Tracy:

Van's Ace Hardware

2695 North Tracy Blvd.
Tracy, CA 95376
209-835-8286

Labeled containers, must be liquid.




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