PaintCare Inc. of the Santa Clarita Valley is an organization that represents paint manufacturers to plan and operate paint stewardships in the United States and jurisdictions that pass paint stewardship laws. In these states and jurisdictions that have passed these laws, PaintCare has established drop-off locations where the public can dispose of leftover paint for recycling, re-use or other appropriate management.
Paint Disposal in Santa Clarita
PaintCare was formed to manage the first United States paint steward program that began in Oregon in July 2010. Now the program is working effectively in California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maine, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Vermont. In certain areas, they encourage households, businesses and individuals to take their unwanted, leftover paint to a PaintCare drop-off site. There, the items are sorted and managed for reuse, recycling, energy recovering or safe and easy disposal.
Without a PaintCare program, the best options for consumers to recycle or dispose of leftover paint are government run household hazardous waste facilities and one day round up events. However, these programs offer limited days and hours, and are often located in remote areas, and most do not serve painting contractors and other businesses.
In states with PaintCare programs, additional paint drop-off locations have been established to increase convenience and provide service to all paint users. Most locations are paint retailers, which are convenient locations open year-round seven days a week. Remaining unused paint products need to be disposed of properly. The environment such as landfills or sewer drains are not made for these items. They need the proper handling situation and to be treated with safety and consideration.
PaintCare’s mission is also to promote buying the right amount of paint, using up left over paint, and when you still have unwanted paint, recycling the rest by taking your leftovers to one of more than 1000 drop-off sites throughout the United States. They are trying their best to make this convenient for the public to utilize now, and for future drop-offs as well.
PaintCare Inc. of the Santa Clarita Valley is a non-profit organization established to represent paint manufacturers to plan and operate paint stewardship programs in the United States in those states that pass paint stewardship laws.
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