Paint Reuse Program
Paint is available but quantities fluctuate on a
daily basis. Due to the high demand and limited supply,
requests to hold paint are not accepted. It is distributed on a
first come, first serve basis. Paint may be picked up
Monday-Thursday 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the City of Mesa Center Street
Facility, 2412 N. Center St. Call (480) 644-2690 for the most
Does your home or fence need a new paint job and you just
can't afford to buy paint at this time? Let the City of Mesa
help! The Solid Waste Management Department has created a
convenient and environmentally friendly way to reuse old paint.
The purpose of the program is to distribute paint collected at
Household Hazardous Waste events for use in beautifying Mesa's
You Can't Just Throw It Away!
Many types of paint contain chemicals that are harmful to our
environment and cannot be disposed of in regular landfills.
Please, recycle your old paint by any of the following ways:
- You can donate your unused paint to a local Boys and
Girls Club, scout group, church, or youth group.
- Bring your unused latex paint (water based paint) to
Hazardous Waste events to be recycled (Due to safety
concerns, we are unable to accept paint at any other time). The latex paint
that is collected from these events is sorted, mixed by
shade (light, medium, and dark), and stored in 5-gallon
containers. It is then made available, free of charge, to
Mesa residents through the Paint Reuse Program.
Paint Reuse Program Guidelines
- The request for paint must come from a Mesa resident
specifically for "non-commercial exterior painting".
- All appropriate documentation must be completed prior to obtaining
- The City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department does
not warrantee or in any way guarantee the purity, quality,
consistency, etc. of the paint distributed.
- Paint can only be
used on exteriors. A label will be placed on all containers
outlining the proper use and disposal of the paint. A quality
color and durability disclaimer will also be on the label.
will not be delivered. The person requesting the paint must
Requesting paint is as easy as contacting the City of Mesa
Solid Waste Management Paint Reuse Program Coordinator at (480)
City of Mesa Tool Lending
Do you need to borrow roller frames, paint scrapers,
a ladder or other tools for your painting project?
Tool Lending Program page
to find out more about
this free service.
Solid Waste Management Department
Mesa, AZ 85211
Walk-in service requests/payments:
55 N. Center St.
6935 E. Decatur St.
Mesa, AZ 85207
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fridays & holidays
Missed barrel notification
Barrel collection schedule
Barrel or service requests
All other service requests should be directed to
Charlie the Recycling Chimp school
Email us (General Questions)