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Amazon Paint has been providing solutions for the use of leftover water-based paints since 1992. Using patented processes we have manufactured many million pounds of paint into alternative products.

We have provided unique solutions for leftover paints, even paints that may have expended their useful life as a coating.

Paints with residual coating value can be used to manufacture a green, recycled content coating that can be added to the product line of any paint manufacturer.

Alternatively, we utilize several patents to manufacture non-coatings products from reusable or spent paints.

Paint Stewardship programs managed by PaintCare in California, Oregon and future programs will greatly increase the amount of leftover paints collected in the United States.

Amazon Paint looks forward to working with PaintCare and other Paint Stewardship programs throughout the United States by utilizing all paints in environmentally responsible products, reducing paints sent to landfills and incinerators.

Visit Amazon Paint for more information.


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It is more convenient than ever to recycle paint in Minnesota. Since the start of the Minnesota paint stewardship program in November 2014, PaintCare has set up 256 drop-off sites where the public can take unwanted, leftover paint for recycling. These sites are at paint retailers (paint and hardware stores) and county household hazardous waste facilities that have volunteered to take back paint, and they are available to any household and most businesses in Minnesota. These locations accept paint whenever they are open for business.


PaintCare programs are funded by a fee (referred to as the PaintCare fee) which is applied to the purchase price of new paint sold in the state. The fee is paid to PaintCare by paint manufacturers and is then added to the wholesale and retail purchase price of paint, passing the cost of managing post-consumer paint to everyone who buys paint. You may see a line item on your receipt or invoice for each container of paint you purchase. There is no charge for dropping off paint at a PaintCare drop-off site. The PaintCare fee is not a tax; it does not go to the state to operate the program. The PaintCare fee is also not a deposit; you don’t get it back when you drop off paint–a common misunderstanding. Fees fund all aspects of the paint stewardship program. This includes paint collection, transportation, recycling, public outreach, and program administration, and to manage “legacy” paint, material that has been accumulating in homes and businesses from before the program started.

Visit PaintCare Minnesota for more information.