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Old 05-19-2019, 07:23 PM   #15
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Tires, motor oil and oil filters all get recycled or disposed pretty good in Meredith and the lakes region, but for paint the disposal method needs to be improved to the same level. The current paint disposal system in New Hampshire is way behind what is done in Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island.

The PaintCare website says that 780-mil gals of paint get sold each year in the U.S. and that 10% or 78-mil gals is left over and unused. From what I know about painting, 10% seems like a low estimate to me.

So, there is a lot of room for improving the New Hampshire paint disposal to bring it up to the same level as the NH system for tires, oil and oil filters disposal.

Yes, the NH-DES website suggests having a paint swap as a way to recycle paint, where people get to trade a can of paint for something of value.

Ok ..... here goes ...... will trade one half gal of bright Pacific Blue latex swim pool paint, good for painting an old row boat, for a six-pak of peanut butter whoopie pies from LePages Bakery in Skowhegan, Maine ...... any takers on-board here? ... ..... that's the NH way, and it needs to be improved.
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