The Town of Southbury launched its paint recycling program on September 4th and the response was overwhelming and very positive! Residents of Southbury may now dispose of their leftover, partially full cans of paint by delivering them to the Southbury Transfer Station on Kettletown Road and depositing them in the designated container. There is no drop off fee for this service.
In the first few days of this program, five containers were filled, indicating the built up demand for this type of service for disposing and recycling old paint and containers and the success of the program. “It is gratifying to know that this latest initiative of Southbury’s “Go Green, Go Southbury” program has been met with such enthusiasm,” noted First Selectman Ed Edelson. “All of these efforts help us save money and create a healthier environment.”To be eligible for recycling, all paint must be in the original container; leaking, unlabeled and empty containers are not accepted. Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents, aerosol paints (spray cans), epoxies and caulking compounds are among the items that are NOT eligible for recycling. Personnel at the Transfer Station are available to help residents separate their containers and answer any questions. Additional information on what products can and cannot be recycled can be found on the Town website: www.southbury-ct.org/paintrecycling.