Salem ReStore now accepting recycled paint; Struthers location to begin later this month

Is leftover latex paint cluttering your garage and basement? The Salem Habitat for Humanity ReStore, in partnership with ePaint Recycling Company of Michigan, is now accepting donations of latex paint.

The Salem ReStore will sell new or like new full cans of paint, and it will recycle all other unsalable cans. The store will charge a $2-recycling fee per can of unsalable paint, and it will not accept oil-based paint. The paint drop-off service is not currently available at the Struthers ReStore. The Struthers ReStore will begin selling recycled paint and supplies later this month.

According to ReStore, 10 percent of all paint purchased in America is excess, resulting in 69 million gallons of paint in landfills annually. The ReStore now joins ePaint recycling in its effort to eliminate this problem by recycling the paint as well as the metal and plastic paint containers.

The Salem and Struthers ReStores are open to the public and sell donated home goods, furniture, and building materials at deep-discounted prices. ReStore also carries a line of new paint brushes, rollers, paint trays, colored duct tape, painters tape, and putty knives. All ReStore proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity’s housing ministry.

The Salem ReStore is located at 1965 North Ellsworth Ave. in Salem. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from  a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Paint and other donations are accepted Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free pickup is available for large items by calling the store at 330-337-4808.

The Struthers ReStore is located at 480 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers. The store’s hours are 9 a.m.4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. Donations can be dropped off Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free pickup is available for large items by calling the store at 330-755-2232

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian ministry that builds affordable homes in partnership with families. Families contribute sweat equity to building their own and other families’ homes. Habitat for Humanity holds the mortgages and charges families zero-percent interest. Applications for home ownership are currently being accepted at both Habitat for Humanity locations.

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