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WRED - Paint Recycling: More Fun Than Watching It Dry

If you’re tired of telling residents to mix their latex paint with kitty litter and dry it out -- you’ll want to attend this event! Participants will hear from Clark County, the American Coatings Association, Stericycle, and PaintCare! For the grand finale, participants will tour MetroPaint in Oregon to see how paint is sorted, batched and made back into latex paint. Then we can talk about how to make paint recycling happen in Washington! Scroll down for more information!

 Export to Your Calendar 12/1/2016
When: Thursday, December 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Map this event »
Water Resources Education Center (WREC)
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, Washington  98661
United States
Contact: Anne Piacentino

Online registration is available until: 11/29/2016
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Paint Recycling: More Fun Than Watching It Dry

If you’re tired of telling residents to mix their latex paint with kitty litter and dry it out -- you’ll want to attend this event!
Clark County, the only county in Washington that consistently recycles latex paint, and Stericycle will share their experiences with this challenging material. The American Coatings Association will explain their strategy to pass statewide legislation to provide sustainable funding for paint recycling programs. Participants will learn from our neighbors in Oregon about being the first state in the US to pass such legislation and launch PaintCare, which has processed over 2.8 million gallons since 2010. For the grand finale, participants will tour MetroPaint in Oregon to see how paint is sorted, batched and made back into latex paint. Then we can talk about how to make paint recycling happen in Washington!

Thursday, December 1, 2016 
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Water Resources Education Center (WREC)
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661


8:30-9:00 AM - Networking & Coffee
9:00 AM - Introduction and Welcome
9:20 AM - Presentations
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Depart for Tour of  MetroPaint, Portland, OR 
3:30 PM - Adjourn 


Members $65

Non-Members $95

Students $35

WRED Cancellation Policy

Up to 21 days prior:  All but $20 administrative fee
7 days to 20 days prior: 50% of fees refunded
Within 7 days:  No refunds

A room block is available on November 30 and December 1  at the  Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 7205 NE 41st St., Vancouver, WA 98662   for participants that want to stay overnight.   Rate is $119 single or double and includes hot breakfast and manager’s reception on Wednesday and Thursday evening (beer, wine & light snacks).  Room  reservations must be made by 11/15/2016. 

To make the reservation simply confirm the dates of arrival and departure (Must be between Nov 28th-Dec 4th). Then press the "Check  Availability" button below. The page will load with the room types available and the WSRA negotiated rates  will be displayed  to the right of the page. Select the room type and rate you want and complete the reservation process.  Or you can  call    360 253 0500 ext make your reservation. 



   WA State  Senator Maralyn Chase  |  32nd Legislative District
   Kim Harless | Clark County
Kim is an Environmental Operations Specialist with Clark County, WA. She works on the operations and planning aspects of the solid waste system and coordinates with our outreach team for marketing and education. Kim graduated from WSU with a BS in Environmental Science and minor in Biology.
   David  McCall | Tillamook County Solid Waste
David McCall spent two decades working in waste management markets in Europe, based out of Budapest, Hungary, before relocating to Tillamook County in 2012. In Europe he worked in various jurisdictions providing landfill, waste collection, and recycling services. While Development Director of Hungary’s largest recycling company, he oversaw the annual collection and recycling of over 10,000 tons of lead acid batteries, 30,000 tons of paper, 8,000 tons of plastics, and various other materials. He was also the lead in introducing curbside recycling to the city of Budapest, as well as constructing and operating the largest commercial composting facility in Hungary.

Since arriving in Tillamook, he has tackled not only seagulls at the transfer station while completing the county’s new Solid Waste Management Plan, but also improved operations at Tillamook’s new HHW facility, jumpstarted the county’s recycling program, implemented a hub-and-spoke latex paint reblending system, and taken over project management of the closed landfill leachate treatment project, and revision of the disaster debris plan.

Originally from South Dakota, he is married and has a teenage daughter who has left him to fall in love with the U of O. He speaks English, German, and Hungarian like a native, and knows enough Russian to order four beers or tea. And he is in love with the Oregon Coast.
   Marie Clark | American Coatings Association
Marie Clarke serves as Counsel in the American Coatings Association’s Government Affairs Division as well as Counsel to the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC). Marie works on a number of coating related issues at ACA including international affairs, sustainability and as an advocate for the industry-supported paint Stewardship Program, PaintCare. Marie graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Political Science before earning a law degree with a focus on environmental law from the Delaware School of Law.
  Jeremy Jones |  PaintCare 
Jeremy Jones is West Coast Program Manager for PaintCare, currently overseeing paint stewardship programs in Oregon and California. He joined PaintCare in 2013 as the Minnesota program manager, where he worked closely with state/local governments and personally trained more than 100 retail paint drop-off sites before program launch in 2014. Prior to joining PaintCare, Jeremy worked for Hennepin County in Minneapolis, with a focus on environmental programs and legislation to reduce carbon emissions, product stewardship and recycling. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota.
  Jim Quinn | MetroPaint
Jim has worked in the hazardous waste management field since 1984. He began in the private sector, serving as chemist and regulatory compliance officer for a small hazardous waste recycling company in Northern California. Since 1991 he has been with Metro, in Portland Oregon, a metropolitan area-wide agency that oversees solid waste disposal in the region. He manages Metro’s Hazardous Waste Program, which includes two permanent hazardous waste facilities, a series of HHW collection events around the region, a small business hazardous waste collection program, and a state of the art latex paint recycling facility. Jim is also a board member and Policy Committee chair of NAHMMA, the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association.
   Kris Iverson | Stericycle
Kris Iverson has over twenty years of hazardous waste management and recycling experience. He joined a predecessor company to his current employer, Stericycle Environmental Solutions, shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Oregon. He is currently a Regional Operations Manager for Stericycle which includes all the front end service offerings for the company in the Northwest, but continues to work on sustainable recycling projects as time allows. Much of his personal time is spent with his wife shuttling his two children between youth athletic events.
Steve Dearborn | Miller Paint
Steve Dearborn began has career in the paint industry with PPG Industries Inc. following his graduation from Bowling Green State University in 1977. Starting in the financial controllership program, he held several positions in to six plants and the Corporate Office. During his time in Pittsburgh, Steve earned his MBA from Duquesne University.

Between 1985 and April 2000 Steve worked for PPG, Grow Group and ICI Paints. He held a number of different positions that expanded his career from Finance, to Operations, into Marketing and Advertising, Export and Licensing, and Strategic Planning/Mergers and Acquistions. He managed business units in the U.K. and on the West Coast for both PPG and Grow Group, and in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico) for Grow Group and ICI Paints.

Steve left ICI and joined Miller Paint in April 2000, as President and COO. In May 2001, Steve was appointed CEO and President, the position he currently holds. Steve and his wife Karla live in Camas WA, across from the Miller Corporate HQ near the Portland airport.


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