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    Paint Recycle at Monticello store
    Contact: Steve Pincuspy

    Minnesota Program Manager





    Seth Hendricks




    For Immediate Release

    Convenient paint recycling available in Monticello

    Monticello, Minn., June 5, 2015 — Area residents can now conveniently recycle old and unwanted paint during store hours at Sherwin-Williams, located at 9230 State Highway 25 NE.

    There is no charge for dropping off paint. Funding for the statewide paint recycling program is supported by a nominal fee on newly purchased house paint, stain and varnish.

    The collected paint will be recycled or properly disposed of by PaintCare, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that develops and implements paint stewardship programs for the paint industry throughout the U.S. “Sherwin-Williams joins more than 170 paint and hardware stores throughout Minnesota that are accepting leftover cans of latex and oil-based paint, stain and varnish from households and professional house painters,” said Steve Pincuspy, manager of the Minnesota PaintCare program. “These retailers are playing a key role in the paint industry’s product stewardship initiative that was authorized by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Dayton back in 2013.”

    “Our store serves a lot of home improvement enthusiasts, and we want to make sure we’re adding value to their home improvement purchases,” said Amanda Zenner, store manager of Sherwin-Williams. “This program gives our community an easy way to recycle what they don’t use.”

    Until now, county-managed household hazardous waste sites have been the primary programs for collecting leftover paint. Pincuspy said residents should continue to take unwanted paint thinner, turpentine and other household chemicals to the local household hazardous waste site for recycling. They cannot be accepted by Sherwin-Williams and other PaintCare drop-off locations.

    All brands of unwanted house paint, stain and varnish can be dropped off at PaintCare sites, even if the paint is 20 years old. All costs for the PaintCare program are covered by a nominal fee that has been added to the price of new house paint, stain and varnish sold in Minnesota since Nov. 1, 2014. The fees vary by container: 35 cents for a pint or quart, 75 cents for a gallon and $1.60 for larger containers up to five gallons. To find the nearest PaintCare paint drop-off locations and to learn more about what products are accepted, visit paintcare.org/minnesota.

    PaintCare also operates paint recycling programs in California, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island and

    Vermont. Maine and Colorado will begin PaintCare programs this summer.

    About PaintCare Paint manufacturers created PaintCare, a nonprofit organization, to run recycling programs in states as they pass paint stewardship laws. Through PaintCare, the paint industry sets up drop-off locations for unused paint, arranges for recycling and proper disposal of the paint, and conducts outreach about proper paint management. For additional information, visit paintcare.org.
    Contact Information
    phone: (763) 295-1820
    Monticello Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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