Paint Recycling

Do you have a can of paint wasting away in the corner of your house because you’re not sure how to dispose of it?

Most of us do, and that’s why we offer the Gulf Coast’s only paint recycling center.

Paint cannot be dumped or thrown away without proper treatment. If dumped down a storm drain or into a landfill, paint pollutes our bayous, lakes and wetlands and causes serious long-term damage to regional groundwater.


What can you do with the leftover paint in your home?

1) The Green Project will gladly accept usable, water-based paint Monday-Saturday from 9 am – 4pm. Also, check out of calendar of events for our monthly paint pickups around town.

2) If the paint is minimal and water-based, it can be dried out and then disposed of in household trash safely. It can be dried out by painting scrap materials and/or dried in the can if it’s not too deep.

3) Unusable or oil-based paint can be dropped off at no cost at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day hosted by the Department of Sanitation. This usually occurs in May but check out their website for details.


The Green Project’s Paint Recycling Center

We collect over 40,000 gallons of paint a year. If you have water-based paint, bring it down to our warehouse where we can properly dispose of it or recycle it so that it can go on to beautify another home.

Even though we check incoming paint, approximately a quarter of it doesn’t meet the standards to create new recycled paint. So, we use a separate tedious and expensive process to dispose of it in an environmentally safe manner. Your purchases and sales help us fund waste paint processing!


Click here for more information on donating materials to The Green Project and if you’d like to learn more about how to be a better environmental steward, read more in Go Green.