ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department is holding the 19th Annual Recycled Latex Paint Giveaway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Hazardous Waste Collection Center, at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station (5125 NE 63rd Avenue, 2 miles north of 39th Avenue, off Waldo Road).
The latex paint is collected throughout the year by the Hazardous Waste Program and shipped to a paint manufacturer where it is blended and repackaged into 75% post-consumer paint. The recycled paint will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available in 5 gallon pails with six colors to choose from: off white, beige, gray, terra cotta, green and blue. There is a 10 gallon limit per resident.
The event will distribute 3,600 gallons of recycled latex paint free of charge, and is recommended for: community organizations, civic groups, people with special needs, and home and business owners that cannot afford new paint. It is suitable for either interior or exterior usage.
“A total of over 66,000 gallons of recycled paint has been provided to Alachua County residents since the inception of the program in 1994.” said Kurt Seaburg, Alachua County Hazardous Waste Coordinator. “The program began as a means of assisting homeowners and agencies beautify their property while recycling a product that still has value. The program has been highly successful and quite popular with County residents."
For residents unable to attend the event, non-recycled free paint (of various quality and quantity) is available at the Hazardous Waste Center’s recycle/reuse area during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon).
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For more information, contact the Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center at 352-334-0440.