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Recycle Unused Paint

Thanks to convenient drop off sites, consumers now have a way to ensure the collection, reuse, and recycling of architectural paint.

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An Exciting Winter Awaits

Thousands of trails on DEC lands are open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Go on a great winter hike, watch wildlife, or try snowmobiling. There's so much winter fun for everyone in NYS.