New paint recycling program announced

People who live in Lexington now have a new way to recycle.

Thursday morning, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry announced a new initiative with Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat's Southland Drive ReStore is the new home for a latex paint recycling program.

Mayor Newberry says it's just another way the community can benefit from recycling.

"This is a great opportunity for our citizens to recycle and reuse one of the most common household products," Newberry said. "Lexington citizens are very interested in finding new ways to recycle and reuse materials. This program turns leftover paint into a product that can be reused by others."

He says that on the city's Spring Clean Day during Earth Week, they collected more than 30 tons of latex paint.

That has been donated to the ReStore to kick off this recycling program.

The paint will be sold at the ReStore at 451 Southland Drive.

Paint donations can be made at ReStore or at Habitat for Humanity's offices at 1620 Industry Road.

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