Recycled Paint: Better for Your Pocket and the Planet

Missouri Recycled Paint Demonstrations

What are the benefits of recycled paint?

✅ Low cost
✅ High quality
✅ More sustainable

In Missouri, approximately 1.3 million gallons of leftover paint are disposed of each year — when they could be recycled! The Missouri Product Stewardship Council (MO PSC) and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) launched this series of recycled paint demonstrations to inspire support for product stewardship for paint in the state. Product stewardship works to hold companies responsible for the full life cycle of products they put onto the market, help fund sustainable recycling infrastructure, and minimize the negative environmental and health impacts of consumer products. Learn more about product stewardship for paint.

“Paint is one of the most expensive products for local household hazardous waste programs to manage. Paint stewardship has the potential to relieve local governments and taxpayers of that financial burden while also supporting a vibrant recycling system.”

—Lisa McDaniel, Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District, project partner

For more information, please contact Brendan Adamczyk, associate for policy and programs at PSI, at or 617-904-4434.

See recycled paint in action

Visit the following sites in locations throughout Missouri to see how recycled paint can transform the spaces where we work, live, and explore. The recycled paint used to decorate each site was donated by GDB International and Amazon Paint.

Discovery Center exterior

Discovery Center, Springfield

Lobby and Sprouts Discovery Preschool exterior
438 E St. Louis St.
Springfield, MO 65806

Ashland Municipal Center exterior

Municipal Center, Ashland

City hall offices and lobby, police station
101 West Broadway
Ashland, MO 65010

Additional sites in other Missouri locations will be unveiled in spring 2022.

Manufacturer spotlight

The paint for these demonstrations was donated by two of North America’s most experienced recycled paint manufacturers, both of which are also founding members of the International Paint Recycling Association.

GDB International

To explore GDB International’s recycled paint, visit

Amazon Paint

For more on Amazon Paint’s products, visit

Project partners