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DEC Launches New Paint Recycling Program

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that the New York State Postconsumer Paint Collection Program is underway. This will make it easier for households and businesses to safely dispose of leftover paint.

The DEC will oversee the program, which will be operated by PaintCare to manage unwanted architectural coating products and provide for recycling or proper disposal.

“Paint products can harm the environment if not managed properly,” Commissioner Seggos said. “New York State’s Paint Stewardship Program will simplify the process for those looking to dispose of paint by providing a collection network of paint retailers, local government facilities, and reuse stores at more than 300 drop-off sites across the state.”

The program will accept leftover latex and oil-based paints and similar products at drop-off sites throughout New York.

You can find further information on this recycling program on the DEC websites HERE

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