Paint

The Town has established a paint recycling drop-off in conjunction with the NYS Paint Stewardship program. Administered by the nonprofit PaintCare, this will keep paint from being thrown away and will instead recycle it to the highest extent possible. Leftover paint will be remixed into recycled paint, used as fuel, made into other products, or properly disposed if no other beneficial use can be found. Oil-based paint will no longer be taken at the STOP Facility. 

The Town’s residential paint drop-off site is located at the Town’s Landfill at 350 Horseblock Rd, Brookhaven, NY 11719. This drop-off is open to all Brookhaven residents during landfill open hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm, Saturday 7:00am-12:00pm.

Limit 10 gallons per day. Please bring paint in its original container. Residentially generated paint only; commercially generated paint will not be accepted at this facility.

Acceptable Products

  • Latex-based paint
  • Oil-based paint
  • Water-based paint
  • Stains
  • Varnishes
  • Lacquers
  • Shellacs
  • Primers
  • Sealers
  • Undercoatings
  • Deck coatings, floor paints (ie elastomeric)
  • Metal coatings

Unacceptable Products – Bring to STOP Facility

  • Paint thinners
  • Solvents
  • Auto and marine paints
  • Caulking compounds
  • Aerosol cans (Spray Paint)
  • Art and craft paints
  • Asphalt, tar, and bitumen-based products
  • 2-component coatings
  • Deck cleaners

The Brookhaven Landfill is one of many paint drop-off sites in NYS. Visit paintcare.org for a full list of locations and to learn about large volume pickups for homeowners and businesses with over 100 gallons of paint.