Oregon PaintCare Recovery Fee

Oregon Recycle

Beginning July 1, 2010, the fees listed below will be collected at the time of purchase by all companies who sell paint in the State of Oregon. This is not a Sherwin-Williams fee. These fees will be used by PaintCare.org to fund the recycling & disposal of architectural paint.

Fee Information
The Recovery Fee is based on container size as follows:
Container Size Fee per unit
1/2 Pint or Less No Charge
More Than 1/2 Pint to 1 Gallon $0.35
Gallon $0.75
More than 1 Gallon to 5 Gallon $1.60

Product Recycling Information

Accepted Products (maximum container size: 5 gallons)

  • Exterior and Interior Paints: Latex, Acrylic, Water-based, Alkyd, Oil-based and Enamel (all types of finishes and sheens, including textured coatings)
  • Deck Coatings and Floor Paints (including elastomeric)
  • Lacquers, Lacquer Sanding Sealers and Lacquer Stains
  • Melamine, Metal and Rust Preventatives
  • Primers, Undercoaters and Sealers
  • Stains and Shellacs
  • Swimming Pool Paints (single component)
  • Varnishes and Urethanes (single component)
  • Waterproofing, Sealers and Repellents: Concrete, Masonry and Wood (no tar or bitumen-Based)
  • Wood Coatings (containing no pesticides)

Not Acceptable (regardless of container size)

  • Aerosol Paints
  • Automotive Paints
  • Caulking Compounds, Epoxies, Glues or Adhesives
  • Colorants and Tints
  • Craft Paints
  • Deck Cleaners
  • Industrial Maintenance Coatings
  • Marine Paints
  • OEM and Industrial Surface Coatings, Paints and Finishes (shop application)
  • Paint Additives
  • Paints Thinners, Mineral Spirits or Solvents
  • Pesticide Containing Products
  • Resins
  • Roof Patch or Repair
  • Tar or Bitumen-based Products
  • Traffic Paints
  • 2-component Coatings
Sherwin-Williams Recycling Centers
Gearhart 3527 Highway 101N
Grants Pass 1072 Rogue River Highway
Klamath Falls 4525 S 6th Street
Pendleton 115 SE Emigrant Avenue
Roseburg 287 NW Garden Valley
Salem 4596 Commercial St SE