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Paint Recycling to Begin

Macomb, IL – A paint recycling program will begin soon in Macomb. Chad Bratz of the Tri-County Resource and Waste Management Council says equipment is being installed and a grant has purchased a truck. The vehicle will be used to collect paint and electronic goods from drop-off points in seven western Illinois counties. Bratz says the paint will be mixed and then sold in five-gallon buckets. He says the goal is to keep paint out of landfills. The electronic goods will be recycled in Peoria. The operation is housed in Macomb's Business and Technology Center. The state grant will cover start-up costs. The program will be supported by landfill tipping fees paid to McDonough County.