Recycle unused paint at drop-off event in Creede on July 25

CREEDE — A free and convenient one-day paint drop-off event offered by PaintCare is set for July 25 for Mineral County. Households and businesses can safely and easily drop off unused paint for recycling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mineral County Landfill on Dump Ground Road in Creede.

Households may bring any amount of paint, stain, and or varnish. Limits may apply to businesses. The event will be held rain or shine.

PaintCare will accept unwanted house paint and primers (latex or oil-based); stains; deck and concrete sealers; and clear finishes (varnish and shellac). Paint must be in sealed, original containers with the original manufacturer's label.

PaintCare cannot accept Leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers; aerosol spray paints; drums or containers larger than five gallons; hazardous waste or other chemicals, such as paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, or cleaning chemicals.

In addition, paint in good condition will be made available to the public for free at this event.

Through this one-day event, PaintCare and Mineral County are providing the community with a convenient way to recycle paint. Year-round PaintCare drop-off sites are available across the state and are located at participating hardware stores, paint stores and recycling centers. For more information, visit

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It is open to all Colorado households and businesses.

To use the PaintCare program for oil-based paint, a business must qualify as an exempt generator under federal and any similar state hazardous waste generator rules. Visit, for more information on exempt generator rules. If a 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.

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