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For thirteen years the Algonquin Township Road District was a proud participant in the IEPA’s “Partners in Paint” recycling program.  At the close of 2009 the funding was swept from that program resulting in the closing of all the “partners” facilities.  Paint recycling has been so well utilized by Algonquin Township residents that we have committed to keeping the program going in a scaled back form.


Paint Recycling will continue to be available at the Algonquin Township Road District the last Saturday of the month March through October, 8:00 a.m. until Noon.  We are located at 3702 U.S. Route 14, Crystal Lake.

Residents may drop off ten containers of paint (pints, quarts or gallons) and two five gallon containers per household per month.  If you wish to drop off more than this allowed amount you will be charged $2.00 per container.  Non-residents that wish to drop off paint will be charged $2.00 per container for every container they leave. 


  • We accept latex and oil-based paint, stain and varnish.
  • We DO NOT accept thinners, or paint removers.
  • All paint brought in for recycling MUST BE brought to our facility during the designated paint recycling days and times.
  • Reusable paint that is brought in for recycling will be sorted by type and color. The paint will be mixed, strained and combined into 5-gallon containers and made available at no charge to anyone that would like it.

You may contact the Road District at (847) 639-2700, extension 6 for further details on obtaining the paint that is recycled. All unusable paint will be poured into 55-gallon drums and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.


This service is provided for our Algonquin Township residential constituents.  Please no commercial drop-offs.


The mission of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.  To learn more about IEPA, visit their website at www.epa.state.il.us