Earth Day Paint Recycling this Saturday

Do you have a stash of old paint cans in your garage or shed?  Jump start your spring cleaning by recycling them in honor of Earth Day.

The Decatur Presbyterian Church Youth are hosting a paint recycling fundraiser this Saturday, April 21st.  The event will be held from 9:00am-1:00pm in the Sycamore House parking lot (208 Sycamore St.).  Per the Decatur Presbyterian website:

The event will be held in the Sycamore House parking lot, across the street from the church sanctuary. Latex and oil based paints will be accepted in all quantities, and the value of the recyclable material will depend on the size (1 pint of latex paint=$1; 1 gallon of latex paint=$3). Funds raised from the event will help with the costs of establishing a new green space at Sycamore House.

Image courtesy of Rachel Ellis via the City of Decatur - North of the Tracks Facebook group.

2nd Annual Paint Recycling Event at Decatur Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 8th

paint recyclingJulia sends along this announcement…

Do you have left over paint? Most of us do. Now you have somewhere to dispose of it! Decatur Presbyterian Church will hold its 2nd Annual Paint Recycling Fundraiser on Saturday, March 8 from 10 am until 2 pm.  Look for signage that directs you to DPC’s rear parking lot on Church Street in downtown Decatur.

DPC will earn $1 for each gallon can. Proceeds will be used to fund other recycling projects. You will be charged for disposal of your old latex paint ($3/gallon can) and oil-based paint ($4/gallon can) regardless of how much paint remains in the can.

Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste (i.e. paint) can be a problem. The City of Decatur does not recycle or dispose of your paint, and to put in a landfill, the paint must first be dried. Atlanta Paint Disposal, the event’s vendor, not only keeps your paint out of the landfills; it recycles it into environmentally friendly paint. APD sells their recycled paint to contractors at a discount.