Paint Recycler Setting Up in Rotterdam, NY as State’s New Paint Stewardship Program Begins

Colorado-based paint recycler is establishing store in Rotterdam to make new use of New Yorkers’ castoffs beneath the state’s new paint stewardship guidelines. GreenSheen, which additionally operates in Washington, Colorado and Arizona, is hiring 25 folks and leasing 40,000 sq. ft in Rotterdam Company Park, and expects to be working at 60 to 70% capability there by August.

Founder and CEO Kevin Callahan mentioned Tuesday that he expects to be nearing capability in Rotterdam inside a 12 months, as this system ramps up in New York state. “We anticipate New York to be the most important state we’ve ever operated in,” he mentioned. GreenSheen processes a mixed complete of 16 million gallons of paint a 12 months in Arizona, Colorado and Washington. “We absolutely anticipate New York to be bigger than all of these states mixed,” he mentioned.

The New York state Postconsumer Paint Assortment Program was signed into legislation in late 2019 and takes impact Sunday. It’s administered by PaintCare, a nonprofit arrange by the paint business. Below this system, paint producers should register themselves and their merchandise with a purpose to proceed to promote architectural paint within the state. Retailers and municipalities can take part by serving as dropoff places for unused paint, which is shipped to GreenSheen, which recycles it on the market beneath its personal label.

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Writer: John Cropley, The Each day Gazette
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