What would you like to Recycle?

Paint

Paint
The BC PaintRecycle program operates in more than 200 collection sites across the province. A full list of what is accepted and free drop off locations is available on their website.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Ask your paint retailer to help you estimate how much paint your project will require.
If you do 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. Be sure to keep a small amount of paint on hand for touch-ups.

Reuse

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

Recycle

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 Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Bay Street Castle

    220 Bay Street
    Victoria
    250.595.1225

  • 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

    10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • JOMA Environmental Ltd. (pick-up service only)


    Victoria
    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

    Online resource only for Capital Region residents
    Victoria

  • 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 capital region

    250.722.3885

  • 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, smog and require large amounts of energy to make. Oil paint may seem noxious, because of its fumes, but it’s no worse than petroleum based acrylic.
    Some companies offer paint that uses clay and natural oils as a base, rather than petroleum. Using an environmentally friendly paint will reduce your impact on the environment and keep your home safer and healthier. Choose oil paints made from linseed oil and turpentine to reduce your carbon footprint.

    Use top quality paint to increase time between recoating. Look for products that use environmentally friendly products and containers. Look for paint first at a paint exchange before buying new.