The Vermont legislature adopted legislation requiring paint manufacturers to take back unused paint. Previously, such paint had been disposed at household hazardous waste events at significant cost. PaintCare operates this product stewardship program on behalf of the manufacturers and has been working with retailers to accept paint from residents and small businesses. These sites accept house paint and primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings (e.g., shellac and varnish), but do not accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use. Those should be taken to household hazardous waste events. A detailed list of accepted products can be found at http://www.paintcare.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/xx-program-products-list.pdf .
The accepted products are referred to as “PaintCare Products” or “architectural paint,” and must be in containers that are no larger than 5 gallons in size. Paint must be in its original container and the container must have an original printed label and a secured lid. Open or leaking cans cannot be accepted. More details can be found at http://www.paintcare.org/paintcare-states/vermont/.
|Locations Accepting Paint in Bennington County|
|Miles True Value||178 Chittenden Dr., Arlington, VT 05250||(802) 375-2525||Up to five gallons|
|Aubuchon Hardware||1131 Depot St., Manchester Center. VT 05255||(802) 362-7000||Up to five gallons|
|R.K. Miles||691 Depot St., Manchester Center, VT||(802) 362-1952||Up to five gallons|
|Sherwin Williams||215 Northside Dr., Ste 8
Bennington, VT 05201
|(802) 442-5489||Up to five gallons|
|Sherwin Williams||263 Depot St.
Manchester Center, VT 05255
|(802) 362-2833||Up to five gallons|