Thinking about doing some spring cleaning? Now’s the time to gather all of those old cans of paint lying around the house and bring them in for recycling (yes, the old paint is recycled and used again!) during the Nature Center’s Earth Day Paint Recycling Event on Saturday, April 13th from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Brought to you by the City of Dunwoody Sustainability Committee, for a fee of $2 per gallon, residents can drop off any unwanted paints and promote healthier air and water quality in the process.
Latex paints often end up in the landfill. Chemicals leached from this paint can have deleterious effects on soil, air and water. Innovative paint disposal operations, such as our partners at Atlanta Paint Disposal, have provided an alternative; in addition to separating, bulking and filtering the paint to produce a reusable paint product, Atlanta Paint Disposal donates large quantities of paint to community beautification projects. Their largest quarterly donation goes to the Graffiti Task Force of Atlanta. The Earth Day paint recycling event is part of a larger effort by the Nature Center and the City of Dunwoody Sustainability Committee to encourage environmentally-friendly behavior among residents.