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Residential Paint Recycling

Every year, roughly 80+ million gallons of unused paint goes into landfills.  Overtime, chemicals, fungicides, and toxic metals like lead leach out into the ground, polluting nearby soil, ground water, and the air we breathe. The Schenectady County Compost & Recycling Facility now offers residential paint recycling. 





Be Earth Wise & Soil Smart

Recycle Your Household Paint Today!

No Permit Required!


FREE Paint Recycling Drop-off

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Keep your leftover paint out of the landfill! Bring your paint cans to the Schenectady County Compost and Recycling Facility and recycle your unused paint.

  • Must have original labels and secure lid
  • Accepting sample, quart, and gallon sized-containers
  • No leaking or damaged containers
  • No permit required

Some additional exclusions apply
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