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How To Dispose Of Unwanted Paint

OAKHURST – If you have unused, unwanted or left-over paint, and want it out of your garage, there are local places available to take it for recycling.

A new PaintCare drop-off location has been established, this one in Oakhurst, at American Floors and Interiors.

Here are the collection sites for Madera County:

NEW: American Floors and Interiors, 40088 Hwy 49, Oakhurst. Call 559-683-5667.

True Value Home Center, 40596 Westlake Drive, Oakhurst. Call 559-683-7117.

Sherwin-Williams, 1809 Howard Road, Madera. Call 559-674-8012.

California was the second state in the country to implement this program and has almost 500 collection sites across the state.

PaintCare is a non-profit organization established by the American Coatings Association to implement Paint Stewardship Programs on behalf of the paint manufacturers in states that pass paint stewardship laws. To learn more about the importance of recycling and using up leftover paint, or to find a drop-off site near you, visit www.paintcare.org.

PaintCare “Program Products” include interior and exterior architectural coatings sold in containers of 5 gallons or less. In general we accept all house paint and primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings (such as shellac and varnish) but we do not accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use.

For more information about the California Paint Stewardship Program visit www.paintcare.org.

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