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September 2, 2021

Skagit County partners with PaintCare to recycle household paint for free

Skagit County transfer station is now accepting all types of household paint at the Hazardous Waste Building for free recycling. This is made possible in part by PaintCare, a statewide non-profit working in paint stewardship.

“We’re really excited to be able to work with PaintCare and offer this service,” said Margo Gillaspy, Skagit County Transfer Station Manager. “Previously we told customers that they had to dry out latex paint with newspaper or kitty litter, which could be a costly and laborious process. Now customers can drop off all types of household paint directly at our Hazardous Waste building where it can be reused or recycled! We’ve already seen a great interest in this program.”

Paint products are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, located at 14104 Ovenell Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. The facility is open 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. the first Saturday of every month.

Commissioner Ron Wesen said, “Leftover paint is a waste management issue, which present environmental, health and safety risk, especially to workers in the solid waste industry. Partnering with PaintCare will allow us not only to help with proper disposal of paint, but to recycle it- ensuring there is less waste system wide.”

For more information on the PaintCare program including acceptable materials please visit https://www.paintcare.org/; for other Transfer Station services, please visit https://skagitcounty.net/Departments/PublicWorksSolidWaste/main.htm or call 360-416-1570.