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Paint Drop-Off Event - City of Thornton IMC Facility

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City of Thornton IMC Facility North Entrance

12450 Washington Street

Thornton, CO 80241

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Guidelines for Products Accepted at Event

  • Most house paint, stains, and varnishes (clear finishes) are accepted (Complete list of accepted products is below.)
  • Latex (water-based) and oil-based products are accepted
  • No limits on amount of product (There are limits on oil-based paint for some businesses. See guidelines below.)
  • Containers must be 5 gallons in size or smaller and have secure lids and original labels
  • Leaking or empty containers are not accepted (Check with your recycling or waste services provider for guidance on disposing of empty cans.)
  • Aerosol paint (spray cans) is not accepted

List of Products Accepted

Products like paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents, areosol paints (spray cans), auto and marine paints, and art and craft paints will not be accepted. Only the products listed below will be accepted.
  • 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

Guidelines for Businesses

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. When counting how much hazardous waste you generate in a month, oil-based paint counts (because by law it is a hazardous waste), but latex and other water-based paint does not count toward the 220 pound monthly total.
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12450 Washington Street

Thornton, CO 80241

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