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February 10, 2015

Paint program collects 240,798 gallons in first year

Connecticut’s paint recycling program collected 240,798 gallons of oil-based and latex paint in its first year, according to the report filed by administrative organization PaintCare.

In its first year that started July 1, 2013, the paint stewardship program established 127 collection sites in the state, providing at least one drop site within 15 miles for 99 percent of the state’s population.

The program also established a pick-up program for larger generators of used paint like UConn and the state’s correction facilities.

Of the paint that was collected, 30 percent was oil-based and sent for fuel blending and burned for energy. Of the remaining latex paint, 81 percent was recycled back into marketable paint.

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