The City of Evanston will offer a one-day latex paint drop-off event for Evanston residents only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 6. Residents will be allowed to drop off latex paint at the City’s Service Center visitor’s parking lot, located across the street from 2020 Asbury Ave. The City will accept only latex paint. The paint can must have the original label identifying it as latex and be in a usable state. The goal of the latex paint drop-off is to collect, remix and give away the remixed latex paint at the City’s inaugural Recycling Fair to be held at the Morton Civic Center on July 23.
Latex paints contain various amounts of toxic materials. Improperly discarded toxic materials are water soluble, meaning they could pollute ground water and the environment more quickly. If residents have any questions regarding this latex paint drop-off event, they can call 3-1-1.