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You Can Volunteer To Recycle Paint This Weekend At A Humboldt Park Pop-Up

Earth Paint, which has recycled thousands of gallons of paint and provides paying jobs for workers with disabilities, will collect and recycle paint at 2547 W. North Ave, Friday-Sunday.

Earth Paint is a nonprofit that recycles latex and oil paint while employing people with disabilities.
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HUMBOLDT PARK — A nonprofit dedicated to recycling latex and oil paint is popping up this weekend in Humboldt Park — and needs your help.

Earth Paint will be open Friday-Sunday at 2547 W. North Ave., a few blocks from the Humboldt Park-Wicker Park border. Neighbors can volunteer by helping recycle paint or by bringing over donations of unused latex and oil paint.

Hours are 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Based in suburban Wood Dale, the organization has recycled thousands of gallons of paint and provides paying jobs for workers with disabilities, founder Chris McCarthy said in a YouTube video.

Once recycled, paint is resold. You can buy EarthPaint.org products at various Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations or at Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 W. Webster Ave., in Bucktown.

This weekend’s pop-up will be used to explore the possibility of a long-term presence in Chicago, volunteer Cherie Travis said in an email.

Volunteers can email earthpaintorg@gmail.com for more information or visit the organization’s website.

In addition to volunteering your time to recycle paint this weekend, you can drop off donations of unused latex or oil paints at the pop-up for a tax-deductible fee. Quart donations cost $2.50, gallons are $5, buckets are $18 and spray cans are $2. Money collected goes toward salaries of employees. You may also make a monetary donation here.

Follow Earth Paint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

Credit: Chris McCarthy / Provided
Earth Paint is a nonprofit that recycles latex and oil paint while employing people with disabilities.

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