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Recycling Paint, Pesticides & Fuel

If you’re looking for a place to recycle paint and other hazardous household waste items then your in the right spot. We service British Columbia’s lower mainland & Vancouver Island.

Please note that not all of our Regional Recycling locations accept paint anymore.
Please recycle these items at our Abbotsford, Cloverdale, Nanaimo, Whistler, Richmond or Vancouver locations. Our Burnaby location no longer accepts paint because we moved to a smaller location.

Because they are hazardous materials, there are some limits and rules for recycling paint that you will want to check out first. Please read below for more details.

Recycle Paint, Pesticides & Fuel For FREE *

Recycle Paint

Paint

 
Recycle Fuel

Fuel

 
Recycle Flammable Liquids

Flammable Liquids

 
Recycle Paint Thinner

Paint Thinner

 
Recycle Pesticides

Pesticides

 

Domestic Pesticide Recycling

Consumer pesticides must have a poison symbol (skull and crossbones), a Pest Control Product (PCP) number and Word ‘domestic’ on the label.  Please note that a large number of pesticides do not adhere to these guidelines. Please consult the conditions before bringing to a depot.

Examples:

  • Liquid and solid pesticides
  • Aerosol containers

Container Limits

  • Maximum container size for liquid and solid pesticides is 10 Litres
  • Maximum size for aerosols is 660 grams or 24 ounces

Containers Must have:

  • Label
  • Skull & crossbones 
  • PCP number 
  • Labelled Domestic 

 

Gasoline Recycling

Gasoline will only be accepted in an approved ULC container. For safety reasons, the gasoline container cannot be returned to the consumer at drop off.

EXAMPLES:

  • Leftover
  • Stale
  • Old gasoline contaminated with oil or water

CONTAINER LIMITS:

  • Maximum container size is 25 Litres

 

Household Paint Recycling

ACCEPTED PRODUCTS:

  • Interior and exterior: water-based (e.g. latex, acrylic) and oil-based (e.g. alkyd, enamel) consumer paint
  • Deck and floor coating (including elastomeric)
  • Varnish and urethane (single-component)
  • Concrete and masonry paint
  • Drywall paint
  • Undercoats and primers (e.g. metal, wood etc.)
  • Stucco paint
  • Marine paint (unless registered under Pest Control Products Act)
  • Wood finishing oil
  • Melamine, metal and anti-rust paint, stain and shellac
  • Swimming pool paint (single-component)
  • Stain blocking paint
  • Textured paint
  • Block filler
  • Wood, masonry, driveway sealer or water repellant (non-tar based or bitumen based)
  • Already empty paint containers

 

NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Unidentifiable or unlabelled containers
  • Brushes, rags and rollers
  • Paint in glass containers
  • Improperly sealed paint containers
  • Paint containers with poor integrity (e.g. badly rusted or leaking cans)
  • Bulging containers
  • Industrial paints & finishes (e.g. baked-on, heat resistant etc.)
  • Paints or wood preservatives that are registered as a pesticide under the Pest Control Products Act
  • (has a P.C.P. Registration number on label)
  • Craft paint (non-aerosol)
  • Automotive paint (non-aerosol)
  • Two-part or component paints containing catalyst or activator
  • Roof patch or repair
  • Tar or tar/bitumen-based products
  • Traffic or line marking paint
  • Quick drying paint
  • Resins
  • Paint thinner, mineral spirits or solvents
  • Deck cleaners
  • Colorants and Tints
  • Caulking compound, epoxies, glues or adhesives
  • Other household chemicals

Aerosol Paint Recycling

To ensure that collection sites are not overwhelmed, we ask that you observe the following voluntary limits of 10 containers (or 50 spray paint containers) per visit.

EXAMPLES:

  • Aerosol paint of all types
  • Automotive
  • Craft
  • Industrial
  • Must have label
  • We do not accept automotive or industrial paint 

CONTAINER LIMITS:

  • Household paint up to 25 litres
  • Aerosol paint spray cans (660 grams or 24 oz.)

 

Helpful Reminders To Guide The Disposal Process

All returned paint & pesticides must be in the original containers.

All returned flammable liquids must be in an ULC approved container.

ALL containers MUST be sealed.

 

Learn how we recycle paint, pesticides, fuel & other hazardous waste products.

Where Can I Drop Off For Recycling?

Not all locations accept the same items. Visit the location pages for more info.

Nanaimo

Old Victoria Road

Nanaimo

Hayes Road

Whistler

BC Canada

Abbotsford

BC Canada