Contact Information: Johnna Kelly, 630-407-6022
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
DuPage Offers Residents Free Latex Paint Recycling
DuPage County is hosting a Latex Paint Recycling Program at the County's Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Residents can drop off their usable, unwanted latex paint during designated summer collections free of charge. The County will accept latex-based paint that has not been frozen, is less than 10 years old and has not been mixed with other products. The paint will be filtered and re-blended into a variety of colors, types and finishes. The recycled paint will then be offered free to residents, businesses and non-profit organizations in 5-gallon containers. While commercial entities can pick up the recycled paint, drop off is limited to residents. Paint from businesses, contractors or commercial entities will not be accepted.
"DuPage County offers this program to residents as an environmentally-safe and responsible option to recycle unwanted, but usable latex paint. The redistribution of the paint is the simplest and most efficient form of recycling," said DuPage County Board Environmental Committee Chairman Tony Michelassi.
Homeowners can drop off their unwanted latex paint at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53 in Woodridge, on weekdays through July 15 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Paint can also be dropped off on one Saturday, July 11, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Since the start of the program in 2001, the county has collected more than 76,000 gallons of paint and distributed more than 37,000 gallons of recycled paint. The program has served more than 14,000 residents.
For more information, contact DuPage County Department of Economic Development & Planning at (630) 407-6700 or the Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400 or visit, www.dupageco.org/recycling/.