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3/3/2014

Seventh store joins county’s paint products recycling program

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Jim Mansfield, Environmental Services
Phone: (360) 397-2121 ext. 4016
Jim.Mansfield@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA – Another Miller Paint store has joined Clark County’s program to recycle and reuse unwanted paints and paint-related products. It is the third Miller Paint store and seventh store in the county to join the program.

Miller Paint, 9609 N.E. 117th Ave., is now accepting latex and oil-based paints, paint thinners and similar products.

Clark County’s Paint-Take-Back program is a free recycling service for county residents, including those living inside cities. Since the program started in January 2005, more than 500,000 pounds of unwanted latex and oil-based paints, stains, thinners and related products have been collected.

Paints and thinners can be hazardous waste. They should not be poured down a drain or placed in garbage cans. Recycling and reuse are the only environmentally safe ways to dispose of them.

“Clark County paint stores continue to go that extra mile to ensure proper disposal of the products they sell by providing convenient collection points for Clark County residents,” said Don Benton, Environmental Services director. “Their example should inspire other types of businesses to create similar collection points for products they sell.”

Participating stores will accept up to 25 gallons of paint and other products per household per day. Products must be in containers no larger than five gallons. Leaking, damaged and unlabeled containers will not be accepted.

Latex paint is recycled. Oil-based paint and related products can be reprocessed and used as alternative fuel.

One participant, Habitat for Humanity Clark County ReStore, also sells reusable paint. Proceeds support local Habitat for Humanity projects.

The following stores participate in the Paint-Take-Back program. Paints, stains and thinners can be dropped off during the times listed:

Habitat for Humanity Clark County ReStore
5000 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., (360) 213-1313
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Miller Paint Company
2607 N.E. Andresen Road, (360) 254-3434
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Miller Paint Company
14300 N.E. 20th Ave., (360) 571-5000
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Miller Paint Company
9609 N.E. 117th Ave, (360) 448-2110
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

North County Hardware & Supply Inc.
40600 N.E. 221st Ave., Amboy, (360) 247-6700
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Parkrose Hardware
16509 S.E. First St., (360) 693-7881
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Rodda Paint and Décor
7723 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., (360) 253-5877
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Clark County’s three solid waste transfer stations and household hazardous waste disposal events also will accept unwanted paints and related products.

For more information about the Paint-Take-Back program or disposal options for commercial operators, call Clark County Environmental Services, (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352, or visit the department’s website: www.clark.wa.gov/recycle/recyclingA-Z.html.

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