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Recyclers Hope to See More Paint With New Rules

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, March 11, 2013
Changes to state regulations could mean a lot more paint is properly disposed of at local landfills.  A new statewide program makes paint recycling free.  And there is no longer a restriction on the amount of paint a person can take to a landfill.   Marissa Juhler is with Yolo County's waste management department, "Last year we recycled 131,000 pounds of paint.  SO, that's a significant amount of paint that comes through our program already.  And we anticipate those numbers to increase by way of this new program."

She says the Yolo County landfill has also expanded its hours for collection.  Latex and oil paints are now accepted every day of the week.

The paint program is funded by a 35-cent-per-gallon fee and a 75-cent-per-container fee on new paint purchases.  
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