MANAGING WASTE PAINT AS A COMMODITY Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD)
CSWD Hazardous Waste Program • In 1990 CSWD opened its permanent hazardous waste collection facility which moved in 2003 to this new location
CSWD Hazardous Waste Program • In 1991 a mobile collection facility was added.
PAINT IS THE LARGEST WASTESTREAM IN CSWD PROGRAM • IN 2004 CSWD COLLECTED APPROXIMATELY 19,000 GALLONS OF LATEX PAINT (38% OF THE HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM’S WASTESTREAM BY VOLUME) • COST FOR MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF LATEX PAINT IN FY04 WAS APPROXIMATELY $33,000. • THE COST OF THE ENTIRE HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM IN 2004 WAS $520,000.
OPTIONS FOR LATEX PAINT • DON’T COLLECT • COLLECT • SWAP/REUSE • PROCESS/REUSE $0.68/gallon • RECYCLE WITH VENDOR $1.86/gallon • LANDFILL $3.00/gallon • HAZARDOUS WASTE HAULER $3.72/gallon
LOCALCOLOR • In FY04 recycled 26% of latex paint waste stream into Local Color. • 75% of the paint that is made has been sold. • The net cost to produce Local Color was approximately 68 cents per gallon. • If all the paint was sold Local Color wouldbe profitable.
Laurentide Paint Recycling Pilot • Existing infrastructure to make paint according to specification • Close Proximity to Laurentide • Excess paint that cannot be made into Local Color. • Oil paint is acceptable • Higher end use • Cost effective
COST PER POUND TO MANAGE LEFTOVER PAINT • LATEX LANDFILLED $3.00/gallon • LATEX PAINT LAURENTIDE $1.80/gallon • LATEX LOCAL COLOR $0.56/gallon • OIL PAINT FUEL BLENDED $ 3.04/gallon • OIL PAINT LAURENTIDE $1.55/gallon • Estimated annual savings $17,713 with 15,250 gallons recycled
Paint Product Stewardship Continuing progress through a National MOU
About Product Stewardship Institute, PSI • Provides coordinated Partnership at all levels of Govt. • Federal • State • Local Agencies • National in Scope • PSI HQ In Boston
Who is at the Paint Product Stewardship Table? • National Paint and Coatings Assoc. • Manufacturers • Retailers (Ace Hardware, Home Depot…) • Recycling Companies (US & Canada) • US EPA • States • Locals
Key Provisions of MOU • Recognition of the problems posed by leftover paint and paint containers and the management burden on state and local governments. • Meet for two more years starting April 1, 2005. • Create a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee to guide the MOU implementation. • Work on 11 projects over the next 18 months to provide information as the basis for discussion of a nationally coordinated leftover paint management system. • Resume discussions on the issue of financing a nationally coordinated leftover paint management system, beginning October 1, 2006. • Decide whether financing will be needed to establish a nationally coordinated leftover paint management system.
Key Provisions of MOU, cont. • Decide whether a nationally coordinated procurement strategy for recycled products made from leftover paint will be needed. • Any nationally coordinated leftover paint management system that is determined to be needed will include: • national waste reduction and management goals for paint, including goals for source reduction, reuse, recycling, and the purchase of marketable, environmentally preferable, and economically viable products made from leftover paint. • It will also define roles and responsibilities, based on the principle of product stewardship, for all PPSI Participants, and include any necessary financing system.
Projects of the Paint MOU • EDUCATION • 1. Leftover Paint Management and Guidance for Consumers • 2. Public Education Survey and Analysis • INFRASTRUCTURE • 3. Paint Reuse Primer • 4. National Infrastructure Model • 5. National Infrastructure Cost Analysis • MARKETS • 6. Market Development Strategy for PPSI • 7. Recycled Paint Marketing Guide for Distributors • 8. Recycled Paint Certification System • OTHER PROJECTS • 9. Health/Safety/Environmental and Regulatory Issues • 10. Financing System Research and Model Development • 11. Lifecycle Balance of Costs and Benefits
Still Seeking funding • Looking to governments and TSDs for funding Infrastructure projects 4 & 5 • Looking to Industry and others for funding some other projects that are not yet fully funded.
Questions??? Scott Cassel, Executive Director Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. 137 Newbury Street, 7th Floor Boston, MA 02116 617-236-4855 (ph) 617-859-9889 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.productstewardship.us