The first of its kind.

Our Paint Recycling Program was the first of its kind in the Gulf South. We collect and recycle usable latex and water-based paint, mixing it into new, one-of-a-kind colors. Each year, we divert 40,000 gallons of paint from improper disposal in local ecosystems and from unnecessary incineration. 


About Our Paint

Our recycled paint blends are a mix in interior paint, exterior paint and primer. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments. Paint is mixed weekly and new colors are available every few days.

We recommend purchasing enough paint to complete your project from the start, as specific colors may run out and cannot be re-created. In addition, it is good practice to mix all paint together to ensure color matching.


Donate Paint

We accept donations of usable, latex paint Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm at our storefront (2831 Marais St). 

All donated paint must meet the following guidelines:

  • Paint must be latex or water-based.

  • Paint must be usable (free of any hardening, over-separation or mildewy/musty smells).

  • Paint must be in its original container with a readable label.

We cannot accept oil based paint, stains or spray paint. To properly dispose of these items and non-usable latex paint, check out our Guidelines for Paint Disposal.






We host Community Paint Collections at Whole Foods around New Orleans on the Second Saturday of every month. See our Community Calendar for the next collection day. 

Paint Reclamation Initiative

Beginning in 2018, the Green Project partnered with the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation to collect usable paint at Orleans Parish Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and redistribute it to local nonprofits, free of charge. Over 1,000 gallons of paint was recycled and used by organizations and schools for their projects.