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Paintcare to Recycle Paint Dropped at Merickel Ace Hardware

Published on 2015-05-26. Author : SpecialChem

Residents can recycle old and unwanted paint during store hours at Merickel Ace Hardware, located at 630 Ash Avenue NW in Wadena.

There is no charge for dropping off paint. Funding for the statewide paint recycling program is supported by a nominal fee on newly purchased house paint, stain and varnish. The collected paint will be recycled or properly disposed of by PaintCare, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that develops and implements paint stewardship programs for the paint industry throughout the U.S. All brands of unwanted house paint, stain and varnish can be dropped off at PaintCare sites, even if the paint is 20 years old. All costs for the PaintCare program are covered by a nominal fee that has been added to the price of new house paint, stain and varnish sold in Minnesota since Nov. 1, 2014. The fees vary by container: 35 cents for a pint or quart, 75 cents for a gallon and $1.60 for larger containers up to five gallons.

PaintCare also operates paint recycling programs in California, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Maine and Colorado will begin PaintCare programs this summer.

About PaintCare

PaintCare is a non-profit organization established to represent paint manufacturers (paint producers) to plan and operate paint stewardship programs in the United States in those states that pass paint stewardship laws.
PaintCare was created by the American Coatings Association, a membership-based trade association of the paint manufacturing industry. Working with state and local government stakeholders, ACA passed the first paint stewardship law in the United States in Oregon in 2009. This legislation resulted in a pilot program for an industry-led program to manage postconsumer (leftover) paint.

Source: PaintCare
 


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