Paint Collection Event May 12

paint bucketsDon’t know what to do with that extra bucket of perfectly good latex paint? Instead of drying it out and throwing it away, you can donate it.

Second Use, a building materials salvage company, and Novo Painting are hosting a paint collection event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.

Where is the event?

Paint can be dropped off at Second Use at 3223 6th Avenue South.

What are the requirements?

  1. This is not a free drop-off. Customers must pay $1 to donate each quarter-gallon of paint, $2 to donate each single gallon of paint, and $5 to donate each five-gallon bucket of paint. This fee will only go toward repurposing the paint.
  2. The paint must be latex.
  3. The paint must be usable. Paint may be turned away if it is not in good condition.

What will happen to the paint?

After the paint collection, Second Use and Novo Painting will divide the paint among a few graffiti-removal groups and art programs. The remaining paint will go to MetroPaint in Portland, where it will be processed and packaged for reuse.