Free Paint for New Orleans Residents — the Green Project

For the fourth year, The Green Project is partnering with the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation on a Paint Reclamation Project at Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Materials Collection Day.

At the City’s Annual HHW Materials Collection Day (scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave.), Orleans Parish residents drop off a significant amount of paint.

The project diverts usable paint from disposal; provides residents with usable paint, free of charge; offers New Orleans residents a way to recycle some household hazardous waste; and protects our environment.


Usable water-based and oil-based paint will be reclaimed, sorted into like colors, and available for the community to pick up for free. Open to all residents in Orleans Parish. No sign up required; drop in during the hours listed below:


Tuesday, May 18th – Saturday May 22nd
9:00AM – 1:00PM
2829 Elysian Fields
**First come, first served. No sign up required!


  • Paint can only be picked up during the days and times listed above.

  • Once taken off-site, paint cannot be returned to the Recycling Drop Off Center or The Green Project.

  • It is the responsibility of those picking up paint to check for final quality and color determinations, based on their needs.


Saturday, May 8th | 8am-1pm | 2829 Elysian Fields

Paint can only be dropped off to the Department of Sanitation on designated HHW Collection Days.

The May 8th HHW drop off day is for Orleans Parish residents only. Businesses and organizations cannot drop off paint. For information on the event and other Department of Sanitation programming, visit the Department of Sanitation’s Website or email [email protected].

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