What would you like to Recycle?

Paint

Paint
Paint is collected free of charge at over 200 designated recycling areas across BC as part of the legislated Product Stewardship program coordinated by Product Care Recycling. An eco fee is included in the cost each time a paint can is purchased to cover the cost of safe disposal or recycling. A full list of what is accepted and free drop off locations is available on their website.

If you have more than 10 cans of paint or 50 aerosol cans to drop off, use the program designed specifically for industrial users who generate large volumes of paint; it helps prevent recycling locations from becoming overwhelmed.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Ask your paint retailer to help estimate how much paint your project will require. If you have paint left over, apply another coat to an area which could use extra protection. Mix smaller quantities of leftover latex paint together for use as a primer coat on a larger project. Keep a small amount of paint on hand for touch-ups.

Do you have a quantity of paint that is usable? Maybe your friends or family could use it. If not, bring to the paint exchange at the Hartland Depot.

Not all facilities listed below are part of the provincial program and may charge a fee for drop off. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Avenue
    Victoria
    250.474.5145

  • Castle Building Centre - Bay Street

    220 Bay Street
    Victoria
    250.595.1225

  • Castle Building Centre - Cook Street

    1720 Cook Street
    Victoria
    250.384.8181

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Galiano Recycling Depot

    220 Sturdies Bay Road
    Galiano Island
    250.539.5769

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    5-10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • JOMA Environmental Ltd.



    250.884.4822

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island
    250.539.3383

  • Oak Bay Public Works Yard (Oak Bay residents only)

    1771 Elgin Road
    Oak Bay
    250.598.4501

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island
    250.629.6962

  • RemoveAndReUse.Com



  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • Terrapure Environmental

    All locations in the capital region

  • The Environmental Story

    House paint, a petroleum based product, can contain up to 1500 different petrochemicals, which are toxic when in liquid and drying form. These volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Some companies offer paint that uses clay and natural oils as a base, rather than petroleum. Look for paint first at a paint exchange before buying new.