PaintCare’s Public Art Project Continues with Mural #2 of 3

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PaintCare’s Bay-Area public art project to get Californians to recycle
household paint continues as the second of three murals is now up!

While the first mural communicated that you should buy just enough paint
to add color to your world, the second installation features Bay-Area
artist Sirron Norris’ same loveable characters demonstrating creative
ways of using up leftover paint with fun, do-it-yourself projects,
adding splashes of color and breathing new life into everyday household

All of the paint for this project is from San Francisco’s household
hazardous waste facility at Recology San Francisco, the operator of the
waste transfer station and recycling center. The facility is one of 19
places in San Francisco that accept most types of paint, stain, and
varnish from the public. As part of a contract between PaintCare and the
Department of the Environment (City & County of San Francisco), the
facility also remixes thousands of gallons of paint to give away to the
public for free each year.

Using recycled materials for public art projects is an innovative way to
engage the public and generate excitement around art and recycling. The
Artist in Residence Program at Recology has been doing this for 25
years. Artists who are in residence are required to gather all of their
materials from our public disposal area and all paint is recovered from
the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

“We were excited to donate the paint for Sirron’s mural,” said Deborah
Munk, Manager of the Artist in Residence Program at Recology San
Francisco. “We believe public art projects that use recycled materials
can communicate a message to a large audience and positively impact a

The “Use it Up” mural adds additional layers of perspective with friends
and neighbors painting flower pots, brick walls, and cleaning graffiti
and will be up at the corner of Market and Octavia Streets (near the
entrance to Highway 101) in San Francisco until August 10th.

“Sirron Norris’ work captures the essence of San Francisco by warming
the heart and stimulating the senses,” said Jeremy Jones, West Coast
Program Manager for PaintCare. “We’re always thinking of better ways to
raise consciousness about the California program and paint recycling,
and seeing the gorgeous execution of Sirron’s murals fills me with

Each mural is a visual demonstration of each of PaintCare’s key
messages: “Buy right. Use it up. Recycle the Rest.”

Be sure to “like” PaintCare on Facebook or follow #recycleyourpaint

About PaintCare

Paint manufacturers established PaintCare, a nonprofit organization, to
plan and implement paint stewardship programs to make paint recycling
more convenient and educate the public about “buying right” and using up
leftover paint in states that pass paint stewardship laws. The
California program began in 2012 and now has more than 700 drop off
sites throughout the state. PaintCare also operates programs in
Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. New
programs are starting in Maine (August 2015) and the District of
Columbia (January 2016).


for PaintCare
Sherry LeCocq
Public Relations Manager