The Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s new Paint Recycling Program offers an economical and environment- friendly solution to the community by diverting unwanted, leftover paint from landfills and toxins from the community’s water supply.
So how does the Paint Recycling program work? Donations of latex paint cans will be accepted if they are no older than 5 years; have never been frozen; are at least half-full and not dried up. Once the donated paint is inspected, it’s then separated by interior/exterior and similar colors.
The categorized paint gets filtered into special barrels with industrial mixers and repackaged in Habitat paint cans, each marked with a color sample and unique name. The ReStore sells the recycled and professionally remixed latex paint gallons for just $12 each, which is one-third or easily one-quarter of the price of latex paint in other retail stores.