Recycling center holding paint, stain, and varnish collection event

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DECATUR - The Macon County Environmental Management Recycling Center is holding a household paint, stain, and varnish collection event on April 13.

Officials say the collection event will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at 1750 North 21st Street in Decatur.  During this event, household latex-paint, oil-based paint, stains, and varnishes in their original containers with legible labels will be accepted.  Items that will not be accepted include, but are not limited to, dry paint, empty cans, automotive sprays, spray paints, paints from businesses, and other hazardous household waste items.  

In the event of inclement weather, collections may be paused or canceled.  Officials also say traffic congestion is most likely to occur during the first hour of collections.

For more information, call the Macon County Environmental Management Recycling Center at (217) 425-4505.

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