Commercial and trade painters

Commercial painters and businesses (commercial generators) can take advantage of Alberta's Paint Recycling Program to recycle eligible paint and empty paint cans.

Paint Recycling in Calgary
Paint Recycling in Calgary


ARMA works closely with the paint industry to ensure commercial painters and businesses can recycle their unused paint, spray paint, and containers, diverting them from landfills.

The collected material is turned into new products. Leftover latex paint is recycled into usable latex, and oil-based paint is used as a fuel source in the energy recovery process. Metal containers are recycled into industrial products such as rebar and plastic paint ‘buckets’ are shredded and manufactured into new plastic products.

Year-Round REcycling Options

  1. Check the Recycling Depot Finder to see if your local municipal paint collection site will accept paint from commercial generators.


  2. Contact one of the Registered Paint Processors to arrange pickup of your paint material or to make arrangements to drop off your paint material directly at one of their sites.

2024 Commercial Paint Roundups

Commercial Painters and Businesses can drop off unlimited amounts of eligible paint at no charge at the following Commercial Paint Roundups.

Calgary’s Commercial Paint Roundups:
Roundups run from March to November on select Tuesdays of each month. There are two locations in Calgary to choose from, each with respective dates. 
Click here for more details on Commercial Paint Roundups in Calgary.

Edmonton’s Commercial Paint Roundups:
Roundups run from April to November on select Thursdays of each month.
Click here for more details on Commercial Paint Roundups in Edmonton.

Red Deer’s Commercial Paint Roundups:
Roundups run in April and October from 9 am – 2 pm.
Click here for more details on Commercial Paint Roundups in Red Deer.

Drop-offs are not permitted outside of designated event times or dates at any location. There is a hard stop at the designated times to allow for final sorting and transport.

If you are using a third-party drop-off to transport material to the roundups, you must ensure that the transport company remains onsite until all the material has been sorted and that they will collect any non-designated material.