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Paint - Oil Based and Lacquers

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Paint - Oil Based and Lacquers

Reusable quantities of paint can be dropped off to Larimer County’s Hazardous Waste “Drop ‘N’ Swap” Facility

Oil-based paints and lacquers should be disposed of as household hazardous waste. This includes enamels, varnishes, shellacs, lacquers, stains, epoxy base, sealers, and paints containing heavy metals, such as cadmium or lead.

These paints contain hazardous chemicals which are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

One way to identify paint as latex or oil-based is by reading the cleanup instructions on the can. If water can be used for cleanup, the paint is latex paint. If solvents, such as paint thinner or mineral spirits must be used, the paint is oil-based.

Accepted At:

Location Contact Information Details  
City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center - Hard to Recycle Materials Yard

1903 S. Timberline Road
Fort Collins

(970) 221-6600

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Other items accepted here
Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

5887 S. Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins

(970) 498-5771

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Reusable paint can be dropped of to the County Drop 'N' Swap at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. 

Other items accepted here


The information provided in this tool is compiled as a service to Fort Collins Residents. Contact information has been provided for the listed locations, and it is encouraged that you call ahead to verify the location, materials accepted, and hours of operation. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement by the City of Fort Collins.

Any recycler wishing to be added to this list may contact cmVjeWNsaW5nQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please call us at 970-221-6600