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 can 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. 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 paint, etc. without charge year-round. For a list of acceptable products and to find a drop-off location, visit paintcare.org.