Paint Disposal

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. 

Paint Drop-Off Location

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

Products below are not accepted at the general landfill location and must be brought to the Town’s Household Hazardous Waste (STOP) Facility at the landfill. 

  • 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 for a full list of locations and to learn about large volume pickups for homeowners and businesses with over 100 gallons of paint.