Paint Drop-Off Event - City of Rancho Santa Margarita Parking Lot

Paint Drop-Off Event - City of Rancho Santa Margarita Parking Lot

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City of Rancho Santa Margarita – Parking Lot

22112 El Paseo

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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Free paint recycling drop-off event for households and businesses.

About this event

Free paint recycling drop-off event for households and businesses. Space is limited. Registration is required.

WHAT PRODUCTS & QUANTITIES CAN YOU BRING?

Households may bring any amount of paint, stain, and varnish. Limits apply to businesses, see below.

WE ACCEPT

Paint must be in sealed, original container with original manufacturer label. This event is for the following products only:

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

WE CAN’T ACCEPT

  • 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

BUSINESS LIMITS

To use the PaintCare program for oil-based paint, a business must qualify as an exempt generator under federal and any analogous state hazardous waste generator rules. Please visit www.paintcare.org/VSQG for more information on exempt generator rules. If your business does not qualify as an exempt generator, it will not be able to use the program for oil-based paint, but it can still use the program for latex products.

DURING THE EVENT, YOU MUST:

  • Remain in your vehicle.
  • Unlock your vehicle’s trunk to allow event staff to remove the paint materials.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Participants are requested to follow the current recommendations and requirements of the CDC, local, and state health officials to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

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 www.paintcare.org or call (855) PAINT09.

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