*Paint Recycling is not available at SCARCE. Please see below for locations.
Update Mar 2020: The drop-off locations below may be subject to closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please check with each location before making a drop-off.
Paint recycling is available for a small fee at a number of Ace Hardware locations. Many recycling events have also added paint recycling (for a fee) to their services.
Paint recycling services are provided by ePaint and EarthPaint. A full listing of Chicago area locations may be found on their websites. A list of locations in DuPage County is below. Check with each location for the types of paint accepted and pricing.
Please note: DuPage County will NOT be collecting paint in 2019.
Paint Recycling Locations, fees apply
30 W. Lake St,
272 W Lake St
994 N. Lake St.
2144 W Galena Blvd
6216 Main St
1028 S York Rd
145 E 1st St.
485 Roosevelt Rd
1030 N Washington St
963 W 75th St
5035 Ace Ln
425 E Maple Ave
46 S Villa Ave
319 S Neltnor Blvd
90 E Loop Rd
1705 N Main St
365 Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale
How to Dispose of Latex Paint for unusable paint.
Non-usable latex paint (ie 10+ years old, been frozen/thawed) may be disposed of in the garbage AFTER it has been dried out. To speed up the drying process, remove the lid from the can. Add kitty litter or sawdust to absorb the paint. Once the paint is completely dry, it is safe to place it in your curbside garbage. For detailed instructions, watch our short video below.
Oil-based paints or stains are considered hazardous and cannot be recycled or placed in the garbage. Oil-based paints and stains must be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste facility.