Paint Recycling

Starting July 1, 2015, it will be more convenient than ever to recycle paint in Eagle County. Residents and businesses will be able to take unwanted, leftover paint for recycling to Vail Valley Ace Hardware. Vail Valley Ace Hardware in partnership with PaintCare Colorado has volunteered to take back paint during regular business hours.

We will accept house paint, primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings (e.g., shellac and varnish), but we will not accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use. The products we will accept must be in containers that are no larger than 5 gallons in size. Paint must be in its original container and the container must have a label and a secured lid. We cannot accept open or leaking cans. Please review the following detailed list to find out what can be accepted, prior to dropping off your paint.

These products are part of the program They have fees when you purchase them, and they are accepted for free when you take them to drop-off sites:
  • Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings)
  • Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
  • Primers, sealers, undercoaters
  • Stains
  • Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
  • Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
  • Metal coatings, rust preventatives
  • Field and lawn paints
  • Non-PaintCare Products

These products are not part of the program They have no fees when you purchase them, and they are not accepted at drop-off sites:
  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents
  • Aerosol paints (spray cans)
  • Auto and marine paints
  • Art and craft paints
  • Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, adhesives
  • Paint additives, colorants, tints, resins
  • Wood preservatives (containing pesticides)
  • Roof patch and repair
  • Asphalt, tar and bitumen-based products
  • 2-component coatings
  • Deck cleaners
  • Traffic and road marking paints
  • Industrial Maintenance (IM) coatings

Note: Leaking, unlabeled and empty containers are not accepted at drop-off sites

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