Paint Recycling Depot

You no longer need to save your left over paint until the annual Household Hazardous Waste Days, you can now drop off left over paint free of charge at the following locations for recycling. (Scroll down for paint products accepted/not accepted)

Paint Products Accepted

(Maximum Container Size – 25 Litres)

  • Interior & Exterior: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, enamel, oil-based consumer paints
  • Deck coatings and floor paints (including elastomeric)
  • Varnishes and urethanes (single component)
  • Concrete/masonry paints
  • Drywall paints
  • Primers (metal, wood)
  • Undercoats
  • Stucco paint
  • Marine paints (unless registered under Pest Control Product Act)
  • Wood finishing oils
  • Melamine, metal & anti-rust paints, stains, shellac
  • Swimming pool (single component)
  • Already empty paint containers
  • Stain blocking paint
  • Textured paints
  • Block fillers
  • Wood, masonry, driveway sealers or water repellants (non tar-based or bitumen based)

Paint Aerosols Accepted

(Maximum Container Size – 660g or 24 oz)

  • Paint aerosols of all types, including automotive, craft and industrial products
Click here to find out what paint is accepted (PDF)

Paint Products Not Accepted

  • Paints or wood preservatives that are registered as a pesticide under the pest control act (has P.C.P. Reg# on
    label) e.g. marine anti-fouling paint, should be treated as a pesticide
  • Craft paint (non-aerosol)
  • Automotive paint (non-aerosol)
  • Industrial paints & finishes (eg. baked-on, heat resistant etc.)
  • 2-part or component paints containing catalyst or activator
  • Roof patch or repair
  • Tars
  • Tar-based or bitumen based product
  • Traffic or line marking paint
  • Quick drying paint
  • Resins
  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits or solvents
  • Deck cleaners
  • Colorants and Tints
  • Caulking compound, epoxies, glues or adhesives
  • Wood preservatives
  • Brushes, rags and rollers
  • Paint in glass containers
  • Unidentifiable or unlabelled containers
  • Improperly sealed paint containers
  • Paint containers with poor integrity (e.g. badly rusted cans) or leaking
  • Bulging containers
  • Other household chemicals