Macon County Environmental Management Hold Paint Disposal Event

Macon County Environmental Management Hold Paint Disposal Event

June 9th, 2020-Do you have unwanted paint in your garage?  Need a safe way to get rid of it? The Macon County Environmental Management will be collecting and properly disposing of any unwanted paint on June 27th. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Macon County Environmental Management Recycling Center at 1750 N. 21st St., Decatur, Illinois 62526.

If you want to participate you must register for an appointment to drop off unwanted paint. Appointment times are almost full. Times still available included 8:30-8:45 am and 10:30-10:45 am. Up to twenty containers of paint at no charge can be dropped off during appointment time. Latex-paint, oil-based paint, and most stains and varnishes in originally labeled containers will be accepted.

Due to regulatory directives, specialty paints and paints other than those generated from a household cannot be accepted. Environmental management says empty or dry paint cans do not need to be brought to the drop-off and can be thrown away at home.

Registrations can be made either online at or by calling the Macon County Environmental Management Department at 217-425-4505.

The Environmental Management staff will be practicing social distancing during the event. Staff will be wearing facial coverings or masks, and request everyone to do the same. Residents will be asked to stay in their cars at all times. To maximize social distancing efforts residents are asked to have their paints prepared in the beds or trunks of their cars allowing for easy access.