Paint Can

Where it Goes

Leftover paint and empty paint containers can be recycled through the industry-led program administered by Product Care Recycling. Click here to find the paint collection sites near you, the types of paint accepted, and recycling fees.

How it Works

The paint recycling program was established by Divert NS in 2002 as part of Nova Scotia’s Solid Waste Resource Management Regulations. The regulations ban paint from being disposed in provincial landfills and require paint retailers to participate in a stewardship agreement. The paint recycling program is now administered by industry through Product Care Recycling, a federally incorporated not-for-profit agency company offering environment stewardship programs.

Empty Paint Cans

All paint drop-off locations accept empty paint containers.

Find out more about waste sorting in your neighbourhood.

Click the link below to see your local sorting guidelines.

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