#1 - Recycle

Oil based paint and many other paint supplies are now accepted at no cost at various drop off locations in NYS, thanks to a state law that requires manufacturers to collect and recycle them. Learn more about the PaintCare program that launched in 2022, including acceptable items and where you can drop them off, year-round.

#2 - Reduce

Remember to plan ahead when purchasing: buy only the amount of product you need so you don’t have to dispose of excess later.

#3 - Reuse

If products are still usable, give them to someone who can use it. This waste reduction effort has the added bonus of spreading good will!

#4 - Dispose

OCRRA accepts this material during Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Offs. You must make a reservation in advance if you’re also bringing in household toxics along with oil based paint.

While OCRRA provides this service for free, in reality, it costs about $50 per vehicle, to safely manage these materials! Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Offs are just one of the many great services OCRRA provides our community.

OCRRA’s services are predominantly funded by trash disposal fees and the revenue generated by the sale of electricity at the Waste-to-Energy Facility.

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