CLARK COUNTY — Battle Ground residents now have a move convenient place to take used or leftover paint — the Battle Ground Ace Hardware store.
The Ace Hardware store has joined the county’s Paint Take-Back program, and accepts latex and oil-based paint for recycling, free of charge.
Eleven local paint stores now accept used or leftover paint during their regular business hours. Those paint stores include:
Ace Hardware, 1605 W. Main St., Battle Ground
- Filbin’s Ace Hardware, 809 NE Minnehaha St., Vancouver
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 10811 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
- Miller Paint, 14300 NE 20th Ave., Vancouver
- Miller Paint, 9609 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver
- Miller Paint, 2607 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver
- Miller Paint, 111 NE 164th Ave., Vancouver
- North County Hardware, 40600 NE 221st Ave., Amboy
- Parkrose Hardware, 16509 SE First St., Vancouver
- Parkrose Hardware, 8000 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
- Rodda Paint & Decor, 7723 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver
Partially filled paint containers also can be dropped at transfer stations for free most weekends. They are:
- Central Transfer and Recycling Center, 11034 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, Fri.-Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
- West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 NW Old Lower River Road, Vancouver, Fri-Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Washougal Transfer Station, 4020 S. Grant St., Washougal, third Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Latex-based paint dropped off at any of these stores or facilities is recycled into new paint. Oil-based paint is repurposed as an alternative fuel.