CLIFTON PARK – Looking to get rid of those cans of old paint stacked in the garage? Starting Thursday, Clifton Park residents can recycle old paint at the town’s transfer station via a partnership with PaintCare. Unwanted paint can be dropped off on Thursdays between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The service is free, and no transfer station permit is required, according to a Clifton Park news release.
PaintCare accepts paints, stains, deck coatings and varnishes, but the program does not accept products like paint thinners, aerosol paints, caulking compounds, and arts and crafts paint. All containers must be 5 gallons or less and must not be leaking or empty. Containers must have the original, printed manufacturer’s label, according to the release. For more information on accepted materials, visit paintcare.org.
The paint recycling program is one of the latest such recycling opportunities in Clifton Park. The town has provided and managed opportunities for the recycling of a variety of products, including electronics, metals, plastics, appliances, yard waste and redeemable beverage containers, according to the news release.
“We will continue to offer new, convenient services to keep our town clean through effective recycling efforts as soon as opportunities become available,” said Town Supervisor Phil Barrett. PaintCare handles the expenses involved with the program and town employees will provide necessary support to ensure the new program is successful, Barrett said.