Yolo County Paint Retailers Take Part in Statewide Paint Stewardship Program | Environment
Recycling leftover paint in California just got more convenient with the kick-off of California’s Paint Stewardship Program and participation of 350 retail collection locations throughout the state. Yolo County paint retail stores participating in the program and now taking back paint for recycling include: Kelly Moore Paints, located at 831 Harbor Boulevard in West Sacramento and 538 N. East Street #A in Woodland; and Sherwin-Williams, located 1392 E Main Street #A, in Woodland.
Leftover paint represents 40-60% by volume of all household hazardous waste collected at public facilities, and costs an estimated $21 million each year for the management and proper disposal for local governments. As a result, Assembly Bill 1343 established the Paint Stewardship Program requiring paint manufactures to develop a take back system for leftover paint from households and commercial consumers. PaintCare, a non-profit 501©(3) organization was created to administer the program, including arranging for recycling and proper disposal of unused paint. Additionally, a 75 cent per gallon container recovery fee was established which will be applied to the purchase price of paint, and paid to PaintCare to fund the program.
The above mentioned retail locations can make recycling of leftover paint more convenient for Yolo County residents. Additionally, the Yolo County Central Landfill Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program continues to collect leftover paint and other hazardous waste every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland.
Some things consumers can do to reduce, reuse and recycle when purchasing and using paint include:
- Take care to buy the correct amount of paint for the project
- Properly store paint to keep it fresh
- Use up leftover paint whenever possible
- Donate leftover pain to a charitable organization for their use
- Ask the paint store to recycle your leftover paint
For more information on paint recycling and other recycling related matters, go to: www.yolocounty.org and click on the Landfill tab.
Source: County of Yolo