WVDEP to Host Annual Paint Drive on Oct. 30


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Oct. 16, 2018) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), in conjunction with the Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam ReStore, will be holding its annual paint drive Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at WVDEP Headquarters in Kanawha City.

The donated paint must meet the following criteria:

• Latex paint only;
• No spray paint;
• No stain or polyurethane;
• No enamel or epoxy;
• Paint must be in liquid form;
• The original label must be attached;
• Age, color, and quantity does not matter. 

The ReStore cannot accept oil-based paint. If the cleanup directions on the paint can list only soap and water, the ReStore will accept the paint. 

Since 2011, the Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam ReStore has been accepting donations of leftover, but useable, latex paint. Thanks to a donation from the Sustainable Kanawha Valley Initiative, the Habitat ReStore purchased the proper equipment needed to filter, strain, and blend all quantities of leftover latex paint and turn it into a useful product. While most paint colors produced are tan, brown, and taupe, other colors may be purchased upon availability. 
Leftover but still usable latex paint can also be dropped off the entire month of October at the Habitat ReStore, located at 301 Piedmont Road in Charleston.

Remixed paints will be available for purchase every day at the Habitat ReStore in Charleston and after the paint drive latex paint will continue to be accepted at the Habitat ReStore as a tax-deductible donation.

For more information, visit www.hfhkp.org.

For more WVDEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/, and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.”


Terry Fletcher
(304) 926-0499 ext. 1641