Because paint can be a toxic material, it is important to avoid disposing it, and recycle what we can. Fortunately, there are many local charitable organizations that will accept paint donations to use for projects such as improving public schools, community centers or low-income homes. Not only can you recycle your old paint, but you can also purchase recycled and eco-friendly paint at various retail stores which can offer low-VOC or zero-VOC paints.
Retail Stores that Sell Eco-Friendly Paint:
It's not hard to find "green" paint - in fact most of the major paint retailers offer eco-friendly alternatives.
To learn more about donating paint around the country, visit the National Council on Paint Disposition to find a charity near you.
Visit ecomii's Building Channel for guides to greener building practices, including paint projects and renovations.
City-Specific Guidelines for Paint Disposal
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