Niagara County to host "Paint & Paper" Collection Event in Pendleton

Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi today announced that Niagara County will be hosting a “Paint & Paper” collection event on Saturday, July 29 in the parking lot of Starpoint Schools in Pendleton.  Any latex or oil-based paint in its original container can be accepted at no cost.   Residents and businesses are allowed to bring up to 75 gallons of paint to the event.  In addition, the county will also be accepting paper for shredding.  The event is open to all Niagara County residents.

“Our previous events in Lewiston and Wheatfield were a huge success, with hundreds of people taking advantage of the opportunity to get rid of those old cans of paint left in their garages and basements,” said Nemi.  “These events are the best way to make sure collected material is either recycled for reuse or disposed of properly.”

WHAT:                 Free “Paint & Paper” collection event
WHEN:                  Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 1pm.
WHERE:                Starpoint Schools, 4363 Mapleton Road in Pendleton

Registration for this event is required and can be done by going to and clicking on this event.  Staff will be on hand to unload the paint and paper from vehicles.

According to Dawn Timm, Niagara County’s Environmental Coordinator, used or unused latex or oil paint in its original container will be accepted, along with stains and shellacs, lacquers, sealers and varnishes.  No spray paint, paint thinner or solvents will be accepted.  For paper shredding, please have documents bagged or boxed so they can be easily and quickly removed from your vehicle.  There is a limit of 10 bags/boxes per vehicle and the bags/boxes will be returned to you.

“We appreciate the efforts made by residents to attend these events and help keep this material out of our landfills,” said Timm.  “Between our last two events, more than 1000 vehicles dropped off material and we hope to see another strong turnout at Starpoint.”