Each year, Americans buy millions of gallons of paint to protect and beautify their homes and businesses, but some of that paint goes unused. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 10 percent of all architectural paint purchased each year goes unused — up to 80 million gallons. That’s enough paint to fill 121 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Over the years, this leftover paint piles up in basements, garages, and other storage spaces. Sadly, some of this paint will never be used and will end up in a landfill.
But there’s a better way to manage leftover house paint, stain, and varnish that helps the environment, saves local governments money, and creates green jobs!