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Earthpaint: Reducing Waste & Creating Jobs

Workers from the Little City program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities scrape dry paint from used five-gallon buckets. The non-profit is reducing waste going to landfills and helping to employ people with special needs.

Workers from the Little City program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities scrape dry paint from used five-gallon buckets. The non-profit is reducing waste going to landfills and helping to employ people with special needs.

Every month at First Light, in the ‘Doing Good’ segment Brian O’Keefe visits with one of the region’s non-profits to shine a light on the service they’re offering and to feature the volunteer opportunities that exist in the community.  This month I visited a store front in Wooddale, it’s the home of Earth Paint. Chris McCarthy is the organization’s founder

The Wooddale based Earthpaint has collected more than 10,000 gallons of water based latex paint

The Wooddale based Earthpaint has collected more than 10,000 gallons of water based latex paint

The non-profit remixes, stores and sells paint to contractors, painters and homeowners

The non-profit remixes, stores and sells paint to contractors, painters and homeowners