That's over 1-million gallons per day. The people at Green Sheen are trying to help by rounding up all your leftover paint and recycling it.
"It's really pretty simple. We take in latex paint from all different sources; homeowners municipalities. In the past, it's always been looked at as just trash when in reality someone paid $40, $50 or $60 for that. So, we take it, run it through a process of recycling and turn it back into a professional grade paint, and remarket it back to the consumer at about a 75 percent discount." owner of Green Sheen - Kevin Callahan said.
It is an already-popular but growing trend. People from all over the country are offering the same type of services.
"It's growing in popularity everyday and we are getting busier the more people learn about this process. I think the biggest problem is that people don't even know that it's possible," Callahan said.
Green Sheen is holding a paint round up this weekend where they will collect used and unwanted paint and recycle it. The Roundup will be located at 4101 Lincoln Street in Englewood. That is the First Assembly of God Church and will be held on Saturday. Find out more here,http://www.greensheenpaint.com/recycle.php