Did you know that you can recycle all of the old paint cans that have been sitting
in the corner of your garage for years? Page Hardware is now an official drop-off site for the PaintCare® paint recycling program. PaintCare® is a non-profit organization that collects old paint cans and disposes them properly. You can bring in new paint or old, liquid or solid, even if it’s been hanging around for the past 30 years!
Recycled paint is used to produce fresh paint, landscaping material, and paving products. Dried paint has a high BTU value and is used as fuel in cement kilns. Metal cans are also reused or recycled.
Please Note: Any containers that are leaking, empty, and do not have their original manufacturer’s label will not be accepted at Page Hardware. Limit 5 gallons per day.
Acceptable PaintCare® Products
These products have fees when purchased, so they are accepted at the drop-off site without a charge to the consumer.
- Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings)
- Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
- Primers, sealers, undercoaters
- Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethane (single component)
- Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
- Metal coatings, rust preventatives
- Field and lawn paints
Unacceptable PaintCare® Products
These products have no fees when purchased and are not accepted at the drop off site.
- Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents
- Aerosol paints (spray cans)
- Auto and marine paints
- Art and craft paints
- Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, adhesives
- Paint additives, colorants, tints, resins
- Wood preservatives (containing pesticides)
- Roof patch and repair
- Asphalt, tar and bitumen-based products
- 2-component coatings
- Deck cleaners
- Traffic and road marking paints
- Industrial Maintenance (IM) coatings
- Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) (shop application) paints and finishes
Information provided by http://www.paintcare.org/products-we-accept/