Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh announced Niagara County is partnering with Niagara University and GreenSheen to host a paint recycling event on Saturday, April 15. Any latex or oil-based paint in its original container can be accepted at no cost. Residents and businesses are allowed to bring up to 50 gallons of paint to the event.
“This event is one week before Earth Day and is a perfect opportunity to not only rid yourself of old paint cans, but make sure they are properly recycled and reused,” Wydysh said.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Niagara University Dwyer Arena parking lot. Registration for this event is required, and can be done by going to https://www.rethinkyourwaste.com/events and clicking on this event. Staff will be on hand to help unload vehicles.
Niagara County Environmental Coordinator Dawn Timm said New York passed a law that now provides free recovery and recycling of paint across the state.
GreenSheen is a paint company founded in 2010 with operations in the Albany area that has developed its own innovative process for refining recycled paint to create a premium latex paint from the content.
“Any time we can divert materials like paint from our landfills to a program where the material can be reused, it is a win for protecting our environment,” Timm said.
A flyer for the recycling event. (Submitted)