Nearly 50,000 pounds of paint collected in Albion at June 15 event

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 June 2024 at 11:11 am

Provided photos: Paint cans fill large boxes on June 15 during a free community paint recycling event held at the former GCC campus parking lot in Albion.

ALBION – The numbers are in for the first community paint recycling event which was hosted by Orleans County.

There were 346 vehicles that stopped by the former GCC campus in Albion to drop off paint.

The tallies included 41,621 pounds of latex/acrylic/water-based paints and 5,394 pounds of oil-based paints.

The event was funded for by the state’s PaintCare Program, which paid Greensheen to collect and dispose of the paint. County residents were able to dispose of their old paint cans at no charge.

Greensheen reported to the county that approximately 90% of all latex paint and cans were recycled, and the oil-based paint will be sent for fuel blending.

GreenSheen has developed their own innovative process to refine recycled paint to create a premium latex paint for reuse.

Orleans County will have its household hazardous waste collection day on Aug. 10 from 8:30 to 4 p.m. Registration is required by call (585) 589-3198. Click here for more information.

The team from Greensheen accepted paint from 346 vehicles.