{new minnesota law makes it easier to recycle paint}

What You Should Know About the Minnesota Paint Stewardship Program

Starting November 1st 2014, a small change in how paint is sold in Minnesota will make a big difference in what happens to leftover paint with the Minnesota Paint Stewardship Program.

Retailers will be required by the NEW STATE LAW to collect a small add-on fee and submit it to PaintCare, a non-profit created by the  American Coatings Association to help implement the new program. PaintCare will help manage the collection of leftover paint through newly established drop-off sites. Fees are based on container size, and range from $0.35 (larger than a half-pint to less than a gallon) to $0.75 per gallon and $1.60 for larger than one gallon to five gallons.

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{paint recycling & disposal}

As summer approaches, it seems like painting projects begin with a fury. And as you add more paint to your collection, it becomes essential to get a handle on the extra paint you are done with or won’t use again. Here are 4 keys for storage and disposal that will help you:

Don’t throw away liquid paint in the trash or sink drain. Paint should stay in the original container. However, small amounts of latex paint can be left to dry in the can, and disposed of in the trash.

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