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GreenSheen and Schenectady County host free paint recycling event

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


GreenSheen, a paint recycler and manufacturing company, partnered with Schenectady County for a free paint recycling event. 

“Schenectady County has sponsored multiple events this year to make it easier for residents to recycle paint, common household chemicals, and electronics waste, which can have a big impact on our community,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature, in a release. “This paint recycling event is one more way we can work together with our residents to divert waste from landfills and help keep our environment cleaner and greener for future generations.”

GreenSheen is a steward for New York State’s PaintCare program, a program approved in 2022, designed to minimize, reuse and recycle unwanted paint or materials. 

In accordance with the PaintCare program rules and regulations, GreenSheen will collect quart, gallon and 5-gallon containers of paint and then take it to their facility in the Rotterdam Industrial Park, where it will be recycled into new products. 

The products accepted for recycling at the event include:

  • Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based and enamel (including textured coatings)
  • Deck coatings, floor paints
  • Primers, sealers, undercoaters
  • Stains
  • Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes
  • Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
  • Metal coatings, rust preventatives
  • Field and lawn paints

Not included are:

  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents
  • Aerosol paints (spray cans)
  • Auto and marine paints
  • Art and craft paints
  • Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, adhesives
  • Paint additives, colorants, tints, resins
  • Wood preservatives containing pesticides
  • Roof patch and repair
  • Asphalt, tar, and bitumen-based products
  • Two-component coatings
  • Deck cleaners
  • Traffic and road marking paints
  • Industrial maintenance coatings
  • Original equipment manufacturer shop application paints and finishes

The County is asking residents to secure a spot for the event by registering at https://www.schenectadycountyny.gov/event/paint-recycling-greensheen-paint or by calling (518) 388- 4775. Walk-ups for the event will be accepted based on availability.


September 23
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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