Take Back Paint Program


Paint Stewardship Program

California is the second state in the nation to enact an industry-led, statewide program to reduce the generation of leftover paint, promote its reuse, and properly manage unwanted leftover paint. This program follows producer responsibility principles to ensure that leftover paint is properly managed in a manner that is sustainably funded and provides jobs to Californians.

The California Paint Care program was launched in October of 2012 starting out with a few select drop off locations. For more information on the program and how you can participate visit the official website!

Residents, non-profit groups, and small quantity generators located in West Contra Costa County can also continue to drop off unwanted or leftover paint at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in North Richmond. See more information in our recycling guide here.