About Yuck Old Paint
About UsYuck Old Paint® was founded by Chief Yuck Officer, Raea Jean Leinster, in response to an unmet market need to remove old paint cans from the multitude of clients she has worked with for over a decade as a faux finisher and decorative painter.
Yuck Old Paint is:
- EPA Certified (#R-I-18499-10-34370 Exp. 10/20/2020)
- DOT Hazardous Materials Certified (49 CFR 172.702 / 49 CFR 172.704)
- VA DEQ Universal Waste Handler Certified (40 CFR 273.16 and 40 CFR 273.36)
- SWANA Safety Certified
- Virginia Values Veterans Certified
- Best Green Business, Virginia Green Travel Alliance, 2019
- Best Green Business, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, 2015
- Woman-owned business
- Based in Northern Virginia (Tysons / Fairfax)
• Deborah M., Warehouse Operations Manager
Deborah has 10 years of sales, operations and logistics experience with companies in various trade industries (HVAC, plumbing, disaster restoration, junk hauling). She used to refer her customers to Yuck Old Paint, now she works for us! Deborah oversees the daily, gritty details of warehouse operations and field team logistics.
• Daniel S., Collections Specialist
Daniel has over 20 years of experience as a licensed trades professional, and loves helping our customers keep paint out of landfills!
• Earl E., Maryland Operations Manager
Earl has 13 years experience with professional fire services and is currently with the Baltimore City Fire Department. When he’s not driving the big red fire truck, he’s driving the green Yuck truck, rescuing paint from Maryland landfills at customer locations and at paint recycling events.
• Joel K., Planet Protector Gladiator
Joel (veteran, Staff Sergeant, US Army) has 10 years of military hazmat and ordnance experience. Joel converts paint deemed too sour for reuse into a solid waste material, protecting the soil and water tables from liquid paint contamination.
• Kimberly D., Collections Specialist
Kim is a licensed fine artist, faux finisher, and loves helping our customers keep paint out of the landfills!
• Lee H., Collections Specialist and Events Manager
Lee (retired, US Navy) with 30+ yrs operational experience with foreign ordnance and equipment, and combat and operational experience in multiple theaters, is equipped for battle to rescue local landfills from latex paint and run our paint recycling events. Personal decorations include the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and two Combat Action Ribbons.
• Morgan J., Druid and Planet Protector Gladiator
Morgan has over 10 years paint retail sales experience at Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams stores, including specialty paints for Hollywood movie studios. Morgan converts paint deemed too sour for reuse into a solid waste material, protecting the soil and water tables from liquid paint contamination.
• Paul C., Collections Specialist
Paul (veteran, Corporal, USMC) has 8 years of military hazmat and ordnance experience, including several Navy Achievement Medals, and loves helping our customers keep paint out of the landfills!
Thank you for your military service JOEL, LEE and PAUL! WE SALUTE YOU!
• Tara M., Collections Specialist
Tara has over 20 years experience as a commercial space interior designer and five years experience owning the Maryland franchise of a national paint contracting company. Tara has seen a lot of leftover paint cans in her career (!), and now works with us helping customers keep paint out of landfills!
From Our Blog
Yuck Old Paint safely disposing of unwanted paint cans. Eco-friendly paint pick-up and disposal service. Designed to keep paint out of landfills, paint collected by the company will be most likely be adopted by a deserving theater group or humanitarian construction project.
Donate your gently used shoes…DSW sends the donated used shoes to Soles4Souls, a non-profit based in Nashville, where they are refurbished and distributed to persons in need in the US and overseas.