Latex paint recycling discounted through November

By Herald Staff

Now through the end of November, latex paint recycling fees are half price at the Dubois County Solid Waste District’s Process Center.

The district’s new Community Recycling Grant allows the district to work with American Paint Recyclers so that waste latex paint can now being recycled into new paint. To celebrate this new partnership and encourage residents to safely recycle all that extra paint sitting around in the garage and basement, latex paint fees through the end of November will be $1 per gallon container and smaller containers will be 2 for $1

Only latex or water-based paint fees will be half price, although oil-based paints and stains are accepted for $2 a gallon container. Residents should separate their containers before they get to the process center for the discount. A good way to determine paint type is that latex/water based paints will say “soap and water clean up,” whereas oil-based paints and stains will say “clean up with mineral spirits.” Do not mix paints together. Paint should be in its original container.

The prices are for Dubois County residents only. Any businesses or organization having paint to dispose of or recycle needs to contact the process center directly for proper disposal information.

Face coverings are required while on site and residents should be able to unload their own items. The district’s process center is located at 1103 S 350W, just outside of Jasper. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individuals can call the office at 812-482-7865 or check out the district' Facebook page or www.duboiscountyrecycles.org.




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