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PaintCare’s Public Art Project Continues with Mural #2 of 3

July 29, 2015
By Business Wire News


PaintCare’s Bay-Area public art project to get Californians to recycle household paint continues as the second of three murals is now up!

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PaintCare works with Bay-Area artist to install the second of three murals to get Californians to re ...

PaintCare works with Bay-Area artist to install the second of three murals to get Californians to recycle household paint. (Photo: Business Wire)

While the first mural communicated that you should buy just enough paint to add color to your world, the second installation features Bay-Area artist Sirron Norris’ same loveable characters demonstrating creative ways of using up leftover paint with fun, do-it-yourself projects, adding splashes of color and breathing new life into everyday household objects.

All of the paint for this project is from San Francisco’s household hazardous waste facility at Recology San Francisco, the operator of the waste transfer station and recycling center. The facility is one of 19 places in San Francisco that accept most types of paint, stain, and varnish from the public. As part of a contract between PaintCare and the Department of the Environment (City & County of San Francisco), the facility also remixes thousands of gallons of paint to give away to the public for free each year.

Using recycled materials for public art projects is an innovative way to engage the public and generate excitement around art and recycling. The Artist in Residence Program at Recology has been doing this for 25 years. Artists who are in residence are required to gather all of their materials from our public disposal area and all paint is recovered from the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

“We were excited to donate the paint for Sirron’s mural,” said Deborah Munk, Manager of the Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco. “We believe public art projects that use recycled materials can communicate a message to a large audience and positively impact a community.”

The “Use it Up” mural adds additional layers of perspective with friends and neighbors painting flower pots, brick walls, and cleaning graffiti and will be up at the corner of Market and Octavia Streets (near the entrance to Highway 101) in San Francisco until August 10th.

“Sirron Norris’ work captures the essence of San Francisco by warming the heart and stimulating the senses,” said Jeremy Jones, West Coast Program Manager for PaintCare. “We’re always thinking of better ways to raise consciousness about the California program and paint recycling, and seeing the gorgeous execution of Sirron’s murals fills me with pride.”

Each mural is a visual demonstration of each of PaintCare’s key messages: “Buy right. Use it up. Recycle the Rest.”

Be sure to “like” PaintCare on Facebook or follow #recycleyourpaint

About PaintCare

Paint manufacturers established PaintCare, a nonprofit organization, to plan and implement paint stewardship programs to make paint recycling more convenient and educate the public about “buying right” and using up leftover paint in states that pass paint stewardship laws. The California program began in 2012 and now has more than 700 drop off sites throughout the state. PaintCare also operates programs in Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. New programs are starting in Maine (August 2015) and the District of Columbia (January 2016).

for PaintCare
Sherry LeCocq
Public Relations Manager