I know there are a lot of folks out there interested in this! Julia sends along this note…
Recycle Old Paint on Sat., March 9
Do you have left over latex paint? Most of us do. Now you have somewhere to dispose of it! The youth of Decatur Presbyterian Church will have a Paint Recycling Fundraiser on Saturday, March 9; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for signage that directs you to Decatur Presbyterian Church’s rear parking lot on Church Street. DPC is located at 205 Sycamore Street, across from the MARTA Station in downtown Decatur.
Decatur Presbyterian will earn $1 for each gallon can. DPC will charge you the following for disposal of your old latex paint, regardless of the amount of paint remaining in the can:
1 Gallon Can$3
1 Quart Can$1.50
1 Pint Can$1
5 Gallon Can$15
Disposal of your Household Hazardous Waste (i.e. paint) can be a problem. Sanitation departments do not recycle or dispose of your paint, and to put into a landfill the paint must first be dried. Atlanta Paint Disposal, the fundraiser’s vendor, not only keeps your paint out of landfills, it recycles it into environmentally friendly paint. APD sells their recycled paint to environmentally conscious contractors at a discount.
Atlanta Paint Disposal is the only paint recycler in Georgia that is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and Georgia Interfaith Power and Light. Both the EPA and GIPL advocate residents take responsibility for the proper disposal of left over paint.