A law signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy in 2011 regulating the recycling of latex and oil-based paints went into effect July 1. The law mandates paint manufacturers create and pay for an easy, cost-effective and environmentally responsible program to manage consumers’ unused or leftover paint. Now an official recycling program is in place and set to begin this month.
To alleviate a deluge of paint being taken to collection centers, free paint-only drop-off days have been scheduled across the state on seven Saturdays. These events are open to residents and businesses from any town in Connecticut.