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 five-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.
“The yearly latex paint recycling event is one of our most popular and successful. DuPage County is pleased to offer this option to residents as an environmentally-safe and responsible way to recycle unwanted, but usable latex paint. And the recycled, redistributed paint benefits our friends and neighbors in the community who can truly use it,” said DuPage County Board Environmental Committee Chairwoman Amy Grant.
Homeowners can drop off their unwanted latex paint at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53 in Woodridge, Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. through Aug. 4.
Since the start of the program in 2001, the county has collected more than 92,000 gallons of paint and distributed roughly 49,000 gallons of recycled paint. The program has served more than 16,000 residents. For more information, contact DuPage County at (630) 407-6700 or the Public Works Department at (630) 985-7400 or visit, www.dupageco.org/recycling/.