Paint Processors

Registered Paint Processors are private companies that have been audited and approved by Alberta Recycling.

They protect both the environment and the health and safety of their employees in the collection and preparation of eligible end-of-life paint and paint containers for delivery to downstream processors and are regularly reviewed to ensure they maintain the requirements of the Paint Recycling Program.

Become a Registered Paint Processor

The following document outlines the application and compliance requirements necessary to become a Registered Paint Processor in Alberta's Paint Recycling Program and be eligible for incentives.

Registered Paint Processor Incentive Program Requirements Fiscal 2022-23

Here is a brief outline of the application requirements:

  1. Comprehensive business plan including (a) details regarding how your company will obtain eligible paint and paint containers (material must be sourced in Alberta); (b) 'Downstream' processors who will receive the paint material for manufacturing into new products.
  2. Evidence of a closure plan and posting of security with Alberta Recycling (minimum amount of security required is $20,000) or provide evidence of security in place with Alberta Environment and Parks.
  3. Copies of all required insurance.
  4. Evidence of an account in good standing with Workers' Compensation Board.
  5. Copy of Certificate of Recognition.
  6. Evidence of an Environmental Management System in place to ensure adequate control of the processing site's impact on the environment.

Please note that the review process for an application can take from four to six months in order for interim approval to be considered.

If you would like more information or to make an application please e-mail [email protected].

Learn more about our paint recycling program

Alberta's Paint Recycling Program is helping protect our environment by keeping paint and containers out of our landfills.