PaintCare, Portland, Ore., has launched a program throughout Oregon to help manage post-consumer paint. A variety of retailers throughout the state will serve as a network of paint collection sites where consumers and contractors can take their unused paint to be transported from the collection sites to processors for recycling, re-use, energy recovery and proper disposal of the collected paint. According to the nonprofit association, the new program is environmentally sound and cost effective.
“The collection sites will make it convenient for consumers and contractors to dispose of their unused paint all in an effort to be environmentally responsible,” says Alison Keane, Esq., counsel, government affairs, for the American Coatings Association, (ACA). “By the end of the year there will be over 90 collection sites for Oregonians to use.”
Additional Oregon-based collection sites will be phased into the program throughout the year.
The collection will be aided through the participation of independent retailers, various hardware stores and paint manufacturers such as Miller Paint, Rodda Paint and Sherwin Williams. The locations will be collecting leftover consumer and contractor latex and oil-based paint.
PaintCare is a nonprofit association established to manage the Oregon Paint Stewardship Program, which oversees the reuse, recycling and proper disposal of leftover paint. More information and a list of the Oregon Collection Sites are available at www.paintcare.org.