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Yes! Second Use now accepts used latex and water-based acrylic paint through a collaboration with GreenSheen Paint. As a service provider, we charge for the collection of latex paint by container size (1 Quart: $2, 1 Gallon: $4, 5 Gallons: $18) and we currently have a drop-off limit of 25 gallons per household per day. We cannot accept oil-based or other non-latex based paints.
For inquiries about our paint drop-off process, please call our store any day of the week 9AM-6PM at 206-763-6929.
GreenSheen locally recycles latex paint at their new facility in Kent. They recycle 90% of all latex paint collected, including the cans. For more information about GreenSheen, visit their website.
Non-latex paint, including oil-based/alkyd-based paints and stains, spray paint/aerosol paint, and other solvents and cleaners, are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of at a hazardous waste facility. The closest facility to Second Use is the South Househould Hazardous Waste Facility, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30AM-4:30PM. For more detailed information on their policies and hours, visit their website.
Did you know that for every gallon of recycled paint you use instead of new paint, you save an estimated 100 kilowatt hours of energy and avoid the release of 115 pounds of carbon dioxide into the environment? That’s pretty significant considering that the EPA estimates 10% of all paint that is purchased is leftover. That adds up to 65 million gallons each year.
Second Use is pleased to offer a green alternative for your next painting project: 100% recycled latex paints. MetroPaint is available in 16 colors. It is consistent in color and exceeds standards of the Master Painters Institute. It can be used on both interior and exterior applications. And, recycled paint is eligible for points toward Built Green and LEED certification.
To see what we have in stock, check out our online inventory.
To learn more about the MetroPaint product, check out their website.