We are always working on making the ReStore better.
Back in May, we shared our excitement about carrying recolor® recycled paint. With the recycled paint we would have a consistent source for paint and color availability.
In addition to the new recycled paint, we still had our paint department with the assortment of paint cans and colors.
After testing the waters with the recycled paint, discussions with staff members and volunteers, and always keeping in mind sales per square footage, we have decided to eliminate our old paint department and use that space for other types of donations.
We are no longer accepting donations of paint*
* unless you have new paint in larger quantities – call first – 978-686-3323.
While we have received wonderful donations in the past, we know that there are other types of items that will generate more profits. Our main concern is always to make the ReStore better which means offering the right products for our shoppers and generating the most profits to build more homes in the Merrimack Valley.
It is hard to say “no thank you” to a donation specially since you – our donors – are our life blood – but although we are saying no to paint, we are still saying yes to many other items like furniture, appliances etc.
What to do with your paint cans? One suggestion from mass.gov is “if the paint is usable and there is a reasonable quantity, try to donate it to a community service organization or theater group.”. Or, check to see if your local town has a hazardous household waste (HHW) collection.
Thank you in advance for
Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and supporting the ReStore!
And the old paint department? We sent all the latex paint to be recycled into recolor® recycled latex paint.
ReStore profits benefit the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity and enable us to deliver on the mission of building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.