Got Old Paint? Drop off event at RFK Stadium Nov 19

PaintCare is holding a special paint drop-off event for District residents and businesses this Saturday, November 19 from 9 am – 1 pm at RFK Stadium. Both latex and oil-based paint* will be accepted. To learn more about this one-day event and to reserve a time slot, please visit We hope to see you there!

What: PaintCare Drop-Off Event
When: November 19, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: RFK Stadium, Parking Lot #3
2001 E. Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20003
How: Reserve a time slot.

*Businesses should call PaintCare for more details: 855-724-6809.


Rain or shine, we’re holding a special paint drop-off event for the District of Columbia. You may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds (about 20-30 gallons) of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex or oil-based paint. Businesses that generate more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex paint, but oil-based paint will not be accepted.


  1. No leaking, unlabeled or empty containers
  2. No aerosol spray paints
  3. No drums or containers larger than 5 gallons
  4. We cannot accept other hazardous waste or chemicals, such as paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides, cleaning chemicals

About Paintcare

Paint manufacturers created PaintCare, a non-profit organization, to set up convenient places for you to recycle leftover paint. They are setting up drop-off sites throughout the District of Columbia where you can take smaller amounts of paint all year long. To learn more or find a year-round PaintCare drop-off site near you, visit their drop-off locator tool or call (855) 724-6809.

Walter Reed Dreams: Shared Stories Event November 10 6-8pm

Walter Reed Dreams – Partner Event Invite

GABIDDC announces an event, Walter Reed Dreams, They plan to have 4 art installations that will begin this month, 3 upcoming events (the first next Thursday!), and a big party in the spring on the Walter Reed grounds to conclude the project.

Here are the details on on our first event scheduled for next Thursday, November 10 from 6-8pm:

The Location of the event is at:
Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library
7420 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20012

Walter Reed Dreams: Shared Stories will feature stories about Walter Reed. Hear from one of the oldest business owners in the area, a long-time resident, the community liason for the campus, and an artist who archived the contents of the Walter Reed museum. YOU are invited to share your stories: engage with our Walter Reed Dreams’ artists who will present their exciting projects and how your stories and words will help to complete them. The artists will be collecting stories from neighborhood residents on the spot, so hear a great story and share one of your own! Come remember, celebrate, and share “your” Walter Reed. Small bites and beverages provided.

You can register to attend here:

Please support by:
1) Attending November 10
2) Organizing friends and/or a small group from your institution/entity/school/business to attend
3) Spreading the word through your email lists, social media, and telling your friends, family, and neighbors.

You will be able to find all information on the project early next week when our website is launched. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you next Thursday to tell us your stories about the past, your excitement for the future, and all of things that comprise your #WalterReedDreams.

With gratitude,

Ariana Austin
Project Developer | Walter Reed Dreams
202.469.9620 (c)