Maui Paint Repurposing
The paint exchange is a year-round service that offers a place for community members to drop off usable latex/acrylic/water-based paint, which others can take free of charge.
Drop off usable paint at the Mālama Maui Nui baseyard during our hours of operation only (Tuesday – Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm). Partially-filled cans are accepted as long as they are at least half full and the paint is still in good condition. People needing paint can visit the baseyard during the same office hours to see what is available for the taking.
Whether you are dropping off or picking up paint, you must check in at the front office. For questions or more information, contact Mālama Maui Nui.
Your Paint’s No Good?
The Paint Exchange is only for good paint!
We cannot accept oil-based paints nor any other household chemicals (even if paint-related); we only take usable latex/acrylic/water-based paint for the Exchange. Paint that smells like rotten eggs or is no longer able to be mixed when stirred is BAD and should be solidified and taken to the landfill.
How to Dispose of Bad Latex Paint:
- Put kitty litter, shredded newspaper, or some other absorbent in a plastic bag.
- Mix the old paint with the absorbent until it dries and hardens; add more absorbent as needed for mixture to solidify.
- Once dried, close the bag and put it in two other plastic bags (i.e. triple bag it) and take it to the landfill.
Do NOT put the solidified triple bag into your residential garbage can, because the bag can get torn open while in the back of the dump truck en route to the landfill.