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Paint & Mattress Drop-Off Event at Truckee Tahoe Airport

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Truckee Tahoe Airport

10356 Truckee Airport Road

Truckee, CA 96161

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Only California households and businesses may participate in this event.

Guidelines for Mattresses

Households and businesses may drop off mattresses and box springs. Unacceptable items include futons, camping style air mattresses, crib mattresses, mattress toppers, pillows, or other bedding accessories.

For further details, visit ByeByeMattress.com or call 855-700-9973.

Guidelines for Paint, Stain & Varnish

For households, there are no limits on the amount of house paint, stain or varnish dropped off. There are limits on oil-based paint for some busineses; see guidelines below.


  • 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 Paint 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 Dropping Off Paint

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.

Questions about Dropping Off Paint

For more information about dropping off paint at this event or to find a year-round PaintCare drop-off site near you, visit PaintCare's website. Questions about this event can be e-mailed to Nichole Dorr at ndorr@paint.org.
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Truckee Tahoe Airport

10356 Truckee Airport Road

Truckee, CA 96161

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