Monday, August 31, 2015

Get Rid of Your Old Cans of Paint! It's Easy. Here's How . . .

Do you have cans of paint you don't want?  

Are you losing valuable space because you don't know what to do with leftover paint cans?

Easy solution!

And no, it does not involve drying it out or solidifying it so you can 
eventually put it in the trash.

You can take your cans of leftover paint 
(or other hazardous materials such as cleaners, oils, insecticides and solvents)
1954 County Home Road, Marion.

If the paint is good, they'll stock it in their free paint room for others to use.  
Old and non-usable paints/hazardous materials will be properly disposed of.

There's no charge to drop them off, or appointment needed.  
Their hours are Monday - Saturday, 7:00 - 4:30.

"We believe in resource recovery as much as we believe in diverting waste from the landfill. Our "Free Paint, Cleaners, Etc. area offers free reusable products such as cleaners and paints. So if you're bringing in an almost-empty bottle of glass cleaner, check and check to see if we have a replacement bottle. Learn more about our "Free Paint, Cleaners, Etc. area.
If you don't have enough leftover product for our "Free Paint, Cleaners, Etc. area, your waste material and/or containers are processed according to state and federal environmental regulations and sent to facilities permitted to handle hazardous material." 

If you're not familiar with the Solid Waste Agency, here's what you'll do to drop off your paint (or pick some up).

At the County Home Road location, drive in the main gate and proceed to the scale house.
  Yup.  Even if you're just dropping off paint.

Be friendly, stop at the window and tell them you're dropping off paint.  The nice attendant will direct you to  to take the first left, where you'll enter the big Resource Recovery building from the south.

Check out how nice and clean it is!

Another attendant will find out what you need.  
I unloaded 9 gallon-buckets of paint and stain.  Yay!

To complete my homework, I decided to check out the Free Paint Room.  You can enter from inside of the building, about 3/4 of the way in, or pull through, park in the west lot, and enter from outside.

It was pretty bare when I stopped in, but if you're feeling industrious about cleaning out your garage, basement or sheds, I bet it'll have some good freebies available soon.

As a side note, if you're looking to paint and need a primer, stopping by makes perfect sense.  Find a light shade of free paint instead of investing in regular primer.  
It'll do the job!

Here's the entrance to the Free Paint/Cleaners Room from the outside, 
with a parking lot right alongside.

This makes for a great fall-clean up project!

1 comment:

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