A fresh coat of paint can really brighten up a room. Of course, it seems almost impossible to get just the right amount for the job which means there are leftovers. Unfortunately, the chemicals and metals in certain paints can harm us and our environment, including our soil and water. Proper disposal of paint can protect human health and the environment.
To this end, the City of Norman has partnered with Clean Earth to host a paint collection event at Reaves Park (southwest entrance), 2501 Jenkins Ave., on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For ease, safety and efficiency, residents are asked to remain in their vehicles while paint collection crew members collect their paint products. Any items that cannot be accepted will be left in the vehicles. Residential latex, oil-based and spray paints and paint products will be accepted. Please register by Nov. 5 at https://www.normanok.gov/form/paint-collection-event to ensure there is sufficient equipment and personnel on site. This event is for Norman residents only, so please bring a Norman utility bill. No commercial waste will be accepted.
For more information, contact Environmental Services at 405-292-9731, or Michele Loudenback by email at [email protected].
Take advantage of a great opportunity to dispose of your unwanted paint and paint products!