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Municipal Paint Recycling Programs

Latex Paint Recycling Program for your Community

Many municipal agencies provide recycling services and collection of recyclable products. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculates that annually nearly 70 million gallons of paint are left over in the United States. Local communities and municipal agencies have historically managed leftover paint waste either through household hazardous waste (HHW) collections or through their solid waste programs. Neither of these paint waste disposal methods are environmentally friendly, nor does it resolve the increasing waste disposal costs and long-term landfill environmental hazards.

Leftover paint in municipal landfills can cause toxic pollution when improperly disposed and adds thousands of dollars in disposal costs to municipal budgets and taxpayers.

Paint Waste Recycling Programs provide municipal agencies the opportunity to reduce their waste disposal and landfill costs with the added benefit of reducing their annual municipal paint purchases. Latex paint collected from residents in the paint recycling program is available to residents, businesses, and contractors for reuse.