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Free One-Day Paint and Mattress Recycling at Sonora High School

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Date(s) - 06/29/2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


FREE One-Day Paint and Mattress Recycling Event for Sonora Area

Saturday June 29, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Sonora High School Parking Lot

Who: Open to all residents and businesses in the Sonora area (California businesses and residents only). Sponsored by PaintCare, a non-profit stewardship organization running paint recycling programs in eight other states and the District of Columbia, in partnership with Bye Bye Mattress.

What: Free and convenient one-day paint and mattress drop-off event. Residents and businesses can safely and easily drop off their unused paint, along with any old mattresses and box springs, for recycling.

FOR PAINT: PaintCare will accept unwanted house paint and primers (latex or oil-based); stains; deck and concrete sealers; and clear finishes (varnish and shellac). Paint must be in sealed, original containers with the original manufacturer label. Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds (about 20-30 gallons) of hazardous waste per month may bring latex and a limited amount of oil-based paint. Businesses that generate more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex paint, but oil-based paint will not be accepted. Businesses with questions about limits should call (855) PAINT09.

PaintCare CANNOT accept leaking, unlabeled or empty containers; aerosol spray paints; drums or containers larger than five gallons; hazardous waste or other chemicals, such as paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, or cleaning chemicals.

FOR MATTRESSES: Households and businesses may drop off mattresses and box springs. UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS include futons, camping style air mattresses, crib mattresses, mattress toppers, pillows, or other bedding accessories. For more details about dropping off mattresses, visit or call (855) 700-9973.

Where: Sonora High School Parking Lot, 111 W School Street, Sonora CA 95370

When: Saturday June 29, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Why: PaintCare is committed to making it easy and convenient for residents and businesses across California—as well as in eight other states and the District of Columbia—to recycle unused and unwanted paint.

Photo Opportunity: Members of the local community dropping off unused, unwanted paint and mattresses for recycling.

More Information:

Residents of Sonora can also take advantage of free paint recycling year-round at a permanent PaintCare drop-off location in the Kelly-Moore store on Sanguinetti Road. Find the most convenient site for you at:

About PaintCare and PaintCare in California
Paint manufacturers created PaintCare, a non-profit stewardship organization, to run recycling programs in states as they pass paint stewardship laws. Through PaintCare, the paint industry sets up drop-off locations for unused paint, arranges for recycling and proper disposal of the paint, and conducts outreach about proper paint management. In 2012, PaintCare was launched in California and since then nearly 19 million gallons of paint have been recycled at more than 760 drop off sites throughout the state. For additional information, visit