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Leftover Paint Management Impact on Local Government Programs Kimbra Andrews, Management Analyst Household Hazardous Waste Program San Joaquin County Department of Public Works. A nationally-coordinated system. to reduce the burden of managing leftover paint on local government

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Leftover Paint ManagementImpact on Local Government ProgramsKimbra Andrews, Management AnalystHousehold Hazardous Waste ProgramSan Joaquin County Department of Public Works


A nationally-coordinated system

  • to reduce the burdenof managing leftover paint on local government

  • significant cost to local HHW programs

  • one of the largest HHW streams


Paint Management CostsSan Joaquin County HHW Program FY 2006/07- Collection, transportation & processing: $109,000- Total paint disposal cost: $161,000- Total handling & disposal: $270,000- Disposal costs avoided: $ 36,000Total paint management cost: $306,000


Percent of total hhw san joaquin county hhw program fy 2006 07
Percent of Total HHWSan Joaquin County HHW Program FY 2006/07

27%Latex paint

54% Other HHW

19%Oil base paint


Paint CollectionSan Joaquin County HHW Program FY 2006/07

Latex paint: 35,000 gallons

Oil base paint: 25,000 gallons

Latex accounts for 27% of total HHW and requires 50% of HHW staff time to manage.


Recycled Paint Standard

a national standard to assure quality & safety of recycled latex paint


Recycled Paint Standard

  • Green Seal Certified

  • purchases increase

  • - demand for feedstock increases

  • recycling costs decrease


A nationally-coordinated system

  • help drive the market for recycled paint

  • save local governments money

  • …reducing the burden of managing leftover paint on local governments


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