Douglas County Solid Waste is now working with PaintCare!

Residents of Douglas County can use the Recycling Centers listed below that are designated drop-off sites for Washington's PaintCare Paint stewardship program. Other PaintCare drop-off sites can be found at  



The following are PaintCare products included in the program. When purchased, the PaintCare fee is applied. These products are accepted at no additional cost when dropped off at PaintCare's participating drop-off sites.
  • Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings)
  • Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
  • Primers, sealers, undercoaters
  • Stains
  • Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
  • Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
  • Metal coatings, rust preventatives
  • Field and lawn paints
Not Accepted
The following are non-PaintCare products and are not included in the program. When purchased, the PaintCare fee is not applied. They are not accepted at PaintCare's participating drop-off sites.
  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents
  • Aerosol paints (spray cans)
  • Auto and marine paints
  • Art and craft paints
  • Caulking compounds, epozies, glues, adhesives
  • Paint additives, colorants, tints, resins
  • Wood preservatives (containing pesticides)
  • Roof patch and repair
  • Asphalt, tar and bitumen-based products
  • 2-component coatings
  • Deck cleaners
  • Traffic and road marking paints
  • Industrial Maintenance (IM) coatings
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) (shop application) paints and finishes
  • Containers that are leaking or empty, and containers without the original printed manufacturer's label are not accepted at retail drop-off sites

***Businesses, organizations, and household with 100 gallons or more can request a free large volume pickup. Visit : to learn more and request a pickup.***

To be accepted for drop-off, products must be in their original containers of no larger than 5 gallons in size, must have the original manufacturer's printed label on the container, and must be covered with a secured lid.     

NOTE* Please call ahead to confirm business hours and ask if they can accept the type and amount of paint you'd like to recycle. Once the paint recycling bin at a facility has been filled, they cannot accept any more used product until the bin has been replaced. These locations accept ALL brands of paint. Sites DO NOT accept aerosols (spray paint), leaking, unlabeled, or empty containers.

  • Zacker Pit Processing Center - 6114 Batterman Rd., East Wenatchee                            Hours of Operation: Monday's & Thursday's 2pm - 4pm                                                Phone: 509.886.0899
  • Town of Waterville Community Recycling Center - 510 N. Chelan Ave.                          Hours of Operation: Tuesday's & Saturday's 2pm - 4pm                                                Phone: 509.745.8871                                                                                           
  • City of Bridgeport Community Recycling Center - 1007 Fairview Ave.                          Hours of Operation: 1st & 3rd Thursday & Saturday each month 9am - 11am               Phone: 509.868.4041                               
  • Rock Island Community Recycling Center - 25 S. Garden Ave.                                     Hours of Operation: 2nd & 4th Thurs. each month 8am - 11am                                                                      Friday's 8:30am - 1:30pm                                                                          Phone: 509.884.1261