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1/28/2014

Amboy store joins county recycling program for paint, related products

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

Vancouver, WA – North County Hardware & Supply Inc., 40600 N.E. 221st Ave., Amboy, is now accepting unwanted latex and oil-based paints and related products, such as paint thinner, for recycling and reuse.

The Amboy store is the first business outside the Vancouver area to participate in the county’s Paint-Take-Back program. Residents in north Clark County now have a closer location to recycle paint and other potentially harmful products.

Paints and thinners are household 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 is always proud of local businesses willing to step up and improve our environment,” said Don Benton, Environmental Services Director. “They help make Clark County a great place to live.”

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.

Participating stores will accept up to 25 gallons of paints and other products per household per day in containers no larger than 5 gallons. Leaking, damaged and unlabeled containers will not be accepted.

Six stores participate in the program. Latex paint is recycled. Oil-based paint and related products can be reprocessed and used as alternative fuel.

One participant, the 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

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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