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Lime Painting’s Guide to Responsibly Discarding Renovation Waste

Ever get your yard just right and realize the broken shutters and chipped walkway just don’t match the beautiful, blooming tulips? We get it, with spring comes gardens and with gardens comes curb appeal and with curb appeal comes awkward waste that no one really knows what to do with.

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Oftentimes, curb appeal means a new paint job but just because the deck stain didn’t match the banisters doesn’t mean tons of paint cans on the sidewalk is okay, and more importantly, it’s not sustainable. In some states companies like Lime Painting can even face large fines and penalties for tossing old paint cans. But where then, does renovation waste go?  it’s a common question this time of year but the answer is simpler than you may think.

 

Many municipalities allow you to solidify your latex and acrylic paints and dispose of them with regular household paint. One way to do this is by mixing it with clay-based cat litter in well-ventilated space. For oil-based and alkyd paints, check the Department of Environmental Conservation’s website to locate a collection site in your state. Most collection sites will receive pesticides, herbicides and solvents from your gardening waste as well.

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Get creative and donate to your community. Maybe what’s trash for you is an upgrade to someone else so ask around your neighborhood to see if there are any families that could make use of your old flower pots or leftover hardwood. 

 

Our industry partner, Gone for Good will save you the hassle by picking up your renovation waste and recycling or repurposing it responsibly so you don’t have to call around. To learn more about Gone for Good’s mission or to schedule a pick-up of your renovation waste call (720) 594-2292.

 

If Lime did the job, we guarantee eco-friendly clean-up. Lime Painting has an EPA-approved business standard, requiring all job sites to be lead-free. When we arrive at a new project, we test the age of your paint to ensure it has no traces of lead in it. 

 

We always handle removal in the most efficient ways so you never have to worry. To schedule a consultation to discuss how we can improve your curb appeal before hosting season begins, call Lime Painting today at (720) 669-7878.

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