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Paint Recycling with GreenSheen Paint

SUNY Schenectady 78 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305

The Paint Recycling Event is a joint partnership between Schenectady County and GreenSheen Paint, a local paint recycling and manufacturing company based in Schenectady County. Residents can drop off their paint, which GreenSheen will recycle at their Rotterdam Industrial Park facility, transforming both the paint and cans into innovative new products.

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Accepted Items

Only in 5-gallon containers or smaller

  • Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings
  • Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
  • Primers, sealers, undercoats
  • Stains
  • Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
  •  Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
  • Metal coatings, rust preventatives
  • Field and lawn paints

Not Accepted Items

  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents
  • Aerosol paints (spray cans)
  • Auto and marine paints
  • Art and craft paints
  • Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, adhesives
  • Paint additives, colorants, tints, resins
  • Wood preservatives (containing pesticides)
  • Roof patch and repair
  • Asphalt, tar and bitumen-based products
  • 2-component coatings
  • Deck cleaners
  • Traffic and road marking paints
  • Industrial Maintenance (IM) coatings
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) (shop application) paints and finishes