Paint and Paint Containers
Aerosol Paint Cans
What happens to my paint?
Prior to 2008, Albertans took their paint to a household hazardous waste roundup for disposal. However, latex paint can be remade into new paint and oil-based paint can be used as a fuel source in the energy recovery process. Since April 1, 2008, home owners and painting contractors alike have flocked to Alberta's paint recycling program because they want their leftover paint and paint containers safely recycled instead of incinerated.
How are we doing?
An overview of the past year's progress in the Paint Recycling Program can be found in the Progress Report. This user-friendly document includes program highlights and key results.
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Municipalities and Indigenous Communities
Municipalities and Indigenous communities wishing to register their paint recycling depots (referred to in the Program as paint collection sites) may do so at the link below.
Commercial and Trade Painters
Commercial painters and businesses in general (together referred to as 'commercial generators') can take advantage of Alberta's Paint Recycling Program.