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Free house paint for Broward, Palm Beach County residents


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Broward and Palm Beach County residents can get free, high-quality exterior latex house paint through paint recycling programs. Here's how:

BROWARD COUNTY:

Broward residents can get up to 20 gallons of free, reblended exterior latex house paint from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the Broward County Waste and Recycling Services center in Pompano Beach. Color choices are turquoise, terra cotta, dark grey and beige; the paint comes in 5-gallon containers.

Pick up the paint at 2780 N. Powerline Road in Pompano Beach. Proof of residency is required. Call 954-765-4999 for more information.

If you can't make it Sunday, residents can get free paint year round from more than 22 municipalities. Click here for more information.

PALM BEACH COUNTY:

Palm Beach County residents can get free exterior house paint, too. It's offered to residents of owner-occupied, single-family homes through the Solid Waste Authority Recycled Paint Donation Program. You can select from a variety colors, including beige and blue.

The SWA typically offers free paint for walls and trim for up to a 2,500-square-foot home (more for larger houses), said Joanna Aiken, community-services coordinator. For information, call 866-792-4636 or 561-697-2700 ext. 4701, or 4717 to get an application sent to you.

RECYCLE OLD PAINT:

To get information on how to recycle paint and other hazardous waste and household goods and find a recycling centers and hours, visit Broward County Waste and Recycling Services website or SWA.org in Palm Beach County.

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Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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