San Joaquin County residents now have three more locations to bring leftover latex paint for recycling. The County received a $400,000 grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to implement a paint product stewardship program which funds education and outreach efforts to properly manage leftover paint.
Studies show that consumers tend to over-purchase paint, leading to large volumes of leftover paint that is now managed through local hazardous waste programs.
“San Joaquin County spends about half of its nearly one million dollar annual hazardous waste budget on paint. The cost of managing leftover paint far exceeds any other hazardous waste product,” reported Kimbra Andrews, San Joaquin County HHW Program Coordinator. “The County is participating in this project to reduce the cost to residents.”
Paint collection is now available at the following locations in San Joaquin County:
•True Value Hardware in Escalon
•Schemper’s Ace Hardware in Ripon
•Tracy Color Center in Tracy
•Van’s Ace Hardware in Tracy
•Valley Lumber & Supply Co. in Stockton
•Stockton Color Center in Stockton
•Glidden Professional (ICI) in Stockton
•Stockton Ace Hardware in Stockton
•Lodi Color Center in Lodi
•Lockeford True Value in Lockeford