In 2010 Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc. accepted the “Green Large Business of the Year” award during a banquet hosted by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce. Besting 100,000 California companies, Kelly-Moore was selected by the Green Business Committee for its series of recycling programs that diverted 60 percent of its waste. Kelly-Moore was also recognized for its carbon offset program resulting in the San Carlos Plant being carbon neutral. Previously, when half-used paint cans were returned, the paint and cans were considered unrecyclable waste. Now, Kelly-Moore uses a system that removes the labels and residue from the cans making them recyclable. The returned paint is extensively sorted by color and type and remanufactured into eCoat. In April 2009, Kelly-Moore started a program to recycle Super Sack storage bags, cut up plastic totes and other previously unrecyclable containers, resulting in a 10-15 percent reduction in landfill waste.