Nonprofit to recycle unwanted paint during drop-off event in June |

Nonprofit to recycle unwanted paint during drop-off event in June

PaintCare is holding several paint drop-off events across Colorado between April and September. One of those events is scheduled for Steamboat Springs in June.
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Nationwide nonprofit PaintCare will host more than a dozen paint drop-off events across Colorado between April and September, including one this June in Steamboat Springs.

The events seek to make recycling unwanted paint even easier for Coloradans. Households may bring any amount of house paint and primers — latex or oil-based — stains, decks and concrete sealers, and clear finishes — varnish and shellac.

Paint must be in sealed, original containers with the original manufacturer label. Limits may apply to businesses. PaintCare will not accept leaking, unlabeled or empty containers; aerosol spray paints; drums or containers of larger than five gallons; hazardous waste or other chemicals, such as paint thinner, solvents, motor oil, spackle, glue, adhesive, roofing tar, pesticides or cleaning chemicals.

Once collected, PaintCare works with partners to transport paint to processing facilities, where it is remixed into recycled-content paint, given away through reuse programs, used as fuel or used in other applications, according to a news release. If paint can’t be recycled or repurposed, PaintCare dries it out and properly disposes of it, the release said.

Registration for the nonprofit’s paint drop-off events is required. The Steamboat Springs event is scheduled for June. Once specifics for the event are confirmed, it will be added to the PaintCare website along with a link to register.

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