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Collecting Paint for Recycling in New Hampshire Marc Morgan HHW Coordinator
What are we talking about? Household generated waste paint Oil-based Water-based (Latex) Paint used on exterior or interior wood products
What am I NOT Talking About? Thinners Marine paints Industrial paints Automotive paints Non-household paints
What is the BIG Deal? HHW Vendors say that paint makes up between 60%-70% of waste collected at events Nearly $500,000 annually for NH residents 69,000 gallons collected in 2004
What can I do about it? Educate yourself and staff Contact a vendor Get storage supplies Start collecting paint for recycling Special permits not needed for recycling
Educate Yourself and Staff You are on your way Develop a plan Update operating plan Inform the DES Find out what paint is acceptable with vendor
Plan Ahead Do some research about quantities Look at other programs Find out what your town’s needs are Talk with vendors Remember: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
Contact a Vendor Set up meetings Ask around Visit facilities Contact receiving state/country Negotiate pricing and services
Storage Supplies Sump pallets Wrangler packs Spill equipment PPE
Start Collecting Talk with others that have been there Train your staff Work with vendor for market specifications Local outreach Notify local fire department
Storage Keep paint in wrangler packs Label containers Allow aisle space Ship out before winter Keep area clean Place fire extinguisher in area
What is Next? Inform the public Stay informed Monitor program Consider a paint reuse program for both oil and latex
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