District of Columbia Door to Door Paint Pickup Service

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Free Door to Door Paint Pickup Service for Households. Open to District of Columbia residents only.

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To schedule a Door to Door Paint Pickup:

  • Resident must submit a service request by clicking the register button above and providing the required information found on the Eventbrite registration page.
  • PaintCare's transporter, MXI, will contact the resident within the next ten days to determine eligibility and schedule a date and time for the pickup.

On the day of service, residents must:

  • Be home during the scheduled date and time
  • Stage the items near their home, either on the front porch or driveway, to allow MXI to collect the materials. The transporter will not enter any structure on the property to retrieve items for collection.


Households may request a pickup for paint, stain, and varnish. This service is recommended for those with 5 or more gallons.

If you do not have at least 5 gallons, please call (855) PAINT09 or use PaintCare's site locator tool to find a year-round drop-off site near you.


  • House paint and primers (latex or oil-based)
  • Stains
  • Deck and concrete sealers
  • Clear finishes (e.g., varnishes, shellac)

Paint must be in sealed, original container with original manufacturer label.


  • No leaking, unlabeled or empty containers
  • No aerosol spray paints
  • No drums or containers larger than 5 gallons

We cannot accept other hazardous waste or chemicals, such as paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, cleaning chemicals

Paint manufacturers created PaintCare to provide convenient places to recycle leftover paint, such as paint retail stores and paint drop-off events. To learn more or find a year-round PaintCare drop-off site near you, visit or call (855) PAINT09.

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