Commercial Painters Encouraged to "Bring Them In"



    EDMONTON, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - Commercial and professional painters in
Edmonton, Calgary and surrounding areas are invited to bring in their old,
unwanted and waste paints for recycling. The "Commercial Paint Roundup" is
being held from September 23rd to 25th in order to provide professional
painters a convenient method of disposing of their leftover paints in an
environmentally responsible manner. The Roundup is a result of cooperative
efforts by Alberta Recycling, the City of Calgary and the City of Edmonton to
ensure both the public and commercial sector benefit from Alberta's paint
recycling program.
    "The backlog of paint from professional painters is quite substantial,"
states Doug Wright, CEO of Alberta Recycling. "There was a need to address
this specific problem in a proactive manner." The solution is a 3 day
commercial paint roundup that will allow painters to bring in large quantities
of eligible paints - latex, alkyd (oil), stains, and aerosols - for recycling
at no charge. The paint will then be properly processed by companies certified
under Alberta's paint recycling program.
    The roundup is at 2 locations:
    The City of Edmonton Waste Management Centre, 13111 Meridian St. NE by
the Cloverbar landfill, and Calibre Environmental Ltd 6224 - 29 Street SE in
Calgary. The event will run from Tuesday, September 23 to Thursday, September
25 from 8 AM to 4 PM at both locations.
    A complete list of eligible, and ineligible paints accepted for recycling
is available on the Alberta Recycling website: www.albertarecylcing.ca. For
additional information painters are encouraged to call Alberta Recycling at
1-888-999-8762.

    Alberta Recycling is a not-for-profit association responsible for
managing Alberta's electronics, tire and paint recycling programs. Working
with industry and reporting to the Minister of Environment, Alberta's paint
recycling program was launched on April 1, 2008 and has, to date, collected
over 810,000 kg.'s of paint from 195 collection sites throughout the province.
Albertans purchase over 30 million litres of paint, stain and related products
each year.





For further information:

For further information: Jim Sellers, Communications Manager, Alberta
Recycling, (780) 442-3203 or (780) 990-1111

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