"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. "

-Calvin Coolidge

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Our Paint Recycling Program

The Green Project opened in 1994 as a small, neighborhood paint exchange center in response to the complete absence of responsible paint disposal options in New Orleans. We were the first – and remain the only – paint recycling facility in the Gulf South.

Environmental Impact


The Green Project’s mission is to develop a culture of creative reuse by building a marketplace for reclaimed materials and cultivating a respect for their value.  In carrying out this mission our warehouse store diverts an average of 6 tons of usable materials from landfills EACH DAY,  keeps 40,000 gallons of paint from finding our marshes annually, and prevents green house gasses from being produced. 

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