Macon County Paint Collection Events
Macon County Environmental Management offers periodic collections for household-generated, consumer latex or oil-based paints, stains and varnishes to be scheduled between April – October each year.
Drop-off unwanted liquid paint in its original, labeled container at a paint collection sponsored by Macon County Environmental Management in partnership with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Paint collected in this program is bulked into drums and then transported to a permitted incinerator for disposal.
Household-generated, consumer latex paints, oil-based paints, stains and varnishes in original, labeled containers (pint-sized cans to five-gallon buckets) are accepted at the collections. Due to regulatory directives, no commercial (including paint from landlords and property managers), automobile, epoxy, craft, spray or industrial paint will be accepted. Please dispose of empty paint cans and cans with dry paint by placing the cans with their lids removed in the household trash rather than bringing these items to a collection.Read Paint Collection FAQs
Please note that the Recycling Center is only open during special collections. Items are not to be dropped off at times when a collection is not in progress.