Latest News – July 26
Landfill to Provide Paint Disposal Starting August 8
Have you been getting those summer chores done? Well, if you’re like most Lake County residents somewhere in your garage, somewhere in that old storage unit is that left-over paint from some long-ago project that you planned on using for some future project that has now slipped so far off your to-do list that it’s not even funny. So, maybe it’s time to give up the fight and dispose of that old paint?
But there’s good news for all you painting procrastinators whose good intentions expired along with that paint you’ve been holding onto; the Lake County Landfill will soon be accepting your old paint for disposal.
Starting August 8, a project that Lake County Public Works has been putting together for over a year, will initiate on Monday, August 8, 2016.
“It’s good to know that the paint we will be accepting will be recycled or reprocessed,” explained Michael Irwin, landfill manager. “It will not end up in a landfill somewhere else!”
The county landfill is partnering with the Colorado PaintCare program. And while there are some restrictions and some fees involved, like the household waste round-up conducted in 2014, the PaintCare program is likely to see a enthusiastic participation level.
According to the county website, starting August 8, the Lake County landfill is accepting unused or old paint for recycling up to 10 gallons per day. They will be able to except latex and oil/solvent based products in the original can with label and sealed. Businesses/organizations must be willing to sign the generator certification log and meet the qualifications if they have 25 gallons maximum per month. Please notify the gatekeeper that you have recyclable paint and have it easily accessible for disposal.