Because paint can be a toxic material, it is important to recycle what we can. Fortunately, there are local organizations that will accept used latex paint to dispose of safely. Not only can you recycle your old paint in this way, but you can also purchase recycled and eco-friendly paint at various retail stores.
Local Chicago Resources for Paint Disposal
Chicago's permanent Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility accepts paint for recycling in its Paint Exchange Room. The facility accepts your latex paint and will give you free paint to leave with as well.
For more information about paint disposal and paint recycling resources, visit the Chicago Recycling Coalition's website.
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Retail Stores that Sell Eco-Friendly Paint
Many paint retailers offer "green" paint and have stores all over the country making it easy for you to make your next house project a little more eco-friendly.