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We Recycle Latex Paint

Flat Can Recycling now accepts latex paint for recycling!

Do you have some unwanted latex paint lying around at home or at your workplace? Not sure where to recycle or dispose of unused latex paint? We can help!

In collaboration with our Battle Creek, MI-based partner ePaint, we’re accepting unwanted latex paint for recycling at our Flat Can Recycling HQ drop site in Elburn, Illinois. We also work with local businesses and organizations providing bulk latex paint recycling, use the contact us form to have a conversation. 

What We Recycle Latex Paint

Why recycle latex paint?

Did you know that every household in America has between one and three gallons of unwanted latex paint? It may be tempting to throw those cans away, but it’s important to note that the chemicals used to make latex paint can leach into the ground and get into the water supply.

Recycling paint so that it can be used within your community as graffiti cover-up paint, Habitat for Humanity Restore paint, or school program paint just makes sense for the environment! Over 750,000 gallons have been re-manufactured and applied to surfaces in the United States since 2010 through ePaint’s awesome program!

And for bonus eco points…

Want to be extra environmentally friendly? Purchase responsibly manufactured latex paint directly from ePaint at orders so you can rest easy knowing that your paint has made the smallest possible ecological footprint.

Ready to clear out your garage and basement? Are you selling or buying a home? The Flat Can Recycling team is ready to assist you with drop off!

Where To Recycle Latex Paint

There are two ways to recycle with us. Simply stop by our 732 Hicks Drive drop site in Elburn, IL between 7 AM and 4 PM, Monday – Friday, or stop by one of our recycling events!

The cost (cash and credit cards accepted)
  • $0.50 per sample
  • $2 per quart
  • $5 per gallon
  • $20 per 5 gallon bucket

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