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Residential Paint Reuse Program Opens at Fenelon Landfill

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May 1, 2015 - A shed, a bedroom, a porch? Do you have a small project in need of paint? Starting May 2nd, City of Kawartha Lakes residents will be able to take leftover paint, dropped off at the Fenelon Landfill, home for free.

The “Drop in the Bucket” Paint Reuse Program is a summer pilot project of the City of Kawartha Lakes Waste Management division. The goal of the initiative is to measure the interest of residents in making use of good quality, leftover paint as a way of reducing unnecessary disposal.

For the duration of the “Drop in the Bucket” Paint Reuse Program pilot, which will run until October 15th, paints and stains will be available – in limited quantities - at the Fenelon Landfill Reuse Centre. To keep supplies stocked, residents are encouraged to bring their surplus, clearly labelled paint (in gallon and quart cans only) to the Hazardous Household Waste Depot.

“We often get small quantities of perfectly good paint and stain dropped off at our facilities as the resident bringing it in will no longer have a use for it,” said Tara Stephen, Landfill Supervisor. “Now, through our “Drop in the Bucket” Paint Reuse Program, it can be taken home by others, and used.”

For more information, please visit the Waste and Recycling webpage of the City of Kawartha Lakes website.

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For further information, please contact:

Jackie Donaldson

Public Education Officer – Waste Management

City of Kawartha Lakes

705 324-9811, x1158

jdonaldson@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca 

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