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On the Job: Repurposing Paint


In this month’s On the Job video, get a behind-the-scenes look at the Gilbert Household Hazardous Waste facility and the free services available to residents.  Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) employees work to reduce the amount of trash in landfills by repurposing and recycling materials brought in by residents.  Anyone who lives in Gilbert can drop off materials like paint, household cleaners, old television sets or electronics, and the HHW will take care of the rest.  In addition, residents can browse the “Swap Shop” that offers new or gently used material discarded by other residents.  The services are free.

The town’s paint recycling program is one of the most popular at HHW, where residents can discard old paint that employees then mix into two different basic colors and give away to anyone who wants to use it.  The paint is best for outdoor purposes.  The facility has given away 33 thousand gallons of paint since it opened.

For more about HHW or the hours of operation and directions, click here.


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