Friday, April 22, 2016

Paint Recycling in Dunwoody, Saturday from 10 to 4 @DunwoodyNature Center

Paint Recycling
Date: April 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thinking about doing some spring cleaning? Now’s the time to gather all of those old cans of paint lying around the house to bring 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 23rd from 10:00 until 4:00. Brought to you by the City of Dunwoody, for a fee of $1 per gallon (cash only), residents can drop off any unwanted paints and promote healthier air and water quality in the process. 


Location:   Dunwoody Nature Center - 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338

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 to encourage environmentally-friendly behavior among residents.

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