Recycled Old Paint

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"Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations."
--
Jean Paul Richter

This was a quick little thing that I felt was not only helpful to our house, but it was also necessary and responsible. Once in a while, people have excess paint that comes from some place. Mine came from my Uncle Ray when I borrowed his truck to help a friend move. He didn't have time to get rid of about ten cans of paint, so I agreed to do it for him. It's been taking up room in our garage for weeks.

J looked up the recycled paint program from
Recology and sent me the information. We found out I could just take up to five gallons to Cliff's Variety, which is not far from our house.
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I brought it to the back, they took a look at them and they said they looked okay. I am allowed to bring more in next week, so eventually I won't have any more paint cans in the garage.

One aspect of this that I think is really neat is that you can just get free paint from the San Francisco Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility in six different colors. On top of that, their recycled paint is better quality than a lot of new paints.

While I wouldn't say this experience was fun, I thought it was valuable and well worth it. It was not as much of a pain as I thought it was going to be. Sometimes being responsible with your waste is not difficult. Go figure!

If you have a couple of paint cans you want to get rid of, don't be afraid. There's probably a place close to you that will take it off your hands. Do it!

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