Don't Spread Lead and Renovate Right
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required an information brochure be distributed by renovation and remodeling contractors to comply with EPA's Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program rule (see http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-TOX/2008/April/Day-22/t8141.htm). The EPA brochure is entitled Renovate Right and may be downloaded below in English or Spanish.
In addition, EPA Region I and the six New England states, working together through the University of Connecticut at Storrs under the New England Lead Coordinating Committee (NELCC), have developed another useful consumer information brochure called Don't Spread Lead, which replaces their previous brochure Keep it Clean and may be downloaded below in English or Spanish.
Don't Spread Lead
Guidance Manual for Paint Reuse Programs
The development of effective, economical programs for the proper management of post-consumer paint is in the best interests of government, industry and the public. One type of program that has been successful for states, municipalities, non-profits and other organizations is a reuse program. This publication provides details on how to establish an effective reuse program. Developed in concert with state and local program officials participating in the Paint Product Stewardship Initiative dialogue, the manual reinforces the benefits of reuse programs including, how the donation of surplus materials, such as paint, provides companies and individuals with a no-cost method to support non-profit agencies and their communities; and how reuse programs serve to educate the public about the proper use and disposal of household hazardous materials generally.
Guidance Manual for Paint Reuse Programs (1.15 MB)
Protocol for Management of Post-Consumer Paint
A guidance manual designed for anyone involved or interested in household waste management. The protocol discusses education issues, the main types of waste management programs, cost considerations, recycling steel cans and aerosols.
The Five-Point Program for Leftover Paint
This brochure provides a step-by-step method for consumers to safely dispose leftover latex and alkyd paint, as well as paint thinners, mineral spirits, and solvents. It also lists several sources for further information.