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Local Color bucket 2015Ever wonder what happens to perfectly good leftover paint?

Nearly half the latex paint we receive we recycle into Local Color Paint. The rest is recycled elsewhere or disposed of responsibly. That’s one way CSWD is working to manage the future’s problems – today.

Out of the thousands of gallons brought to the CSWD Environmental Depot each year, our expert staff hand-select the highest quality latex paints for recycling into Local Color.

After being sorted by color, each small batch is double-filtered for premium quality and blended to a consistent, silky-smooth low sheen finish.

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I love how thick Local Color paint is for one-coat coverage!

-Vermont landlord


Local Color is known for its long-lasting thickness. It can be washed and scrubbed, and often covers in one coat.


Go easy on your wallet! Local Color costs about half as much as new paint – as low as $11 per gallon!


By buying Local Color, you are not only giving your walls a fresh new look, you are also supporting the “local loop” – the responsible & sustainable management of our community resources, here at home in Chittenden County. That’s something we can all feel good about together.


Local Color is available in 11 colors with a variety of shades for each color. Note: The variety of colors that come in daily for recycling allows us to blend a spectrum of colors instead of just one shade. It can vary between batches, so be sure to purchase enough for your job and subsequent touch-ups if required.

Interior/Exterior Colors

Mansfield White
Granite Gray
Wheat Brown
Barn Red
Green Mountain
Blue Moon
Black Bear
Autumn Yellow
Maple Cream
Champlain Blue
Moss Green

When you use recycled paint, you:

  • Reduce demand for production of new paint made from virgin materials
  • Reduce carbon emissions from long-distance transportation of new paint
  • Keep perfectly good paint out of the landfill!


1-gallon bucket: $11 +tax
(Not available in Mansfield White)

2-gallon bucket: $22 +tax

5-gallon bucket: $55 +tax
(Only available in Mansfield White, Granite Gray, Barn Red, and Maple Cream)


Local Color is available at various retailers around Central & Northern Vermont. See sidebar for more details.


If you need to match a previous paint job where you used Local Color, you’ll need to buy paint from the same batch. The batch number is the second, third and fourth numbers in the 8-digit number above the bar code on your Local Color paint can. In the example shown here, the batch number is 952.  Click on the bar code image to see it enlarged.