What would you like to Recycle?

Paint

Paint
Many people use paint as an easy, gratifying, home renovation material, and its ability to brighten and freshen a room is endless. But what to do with leftover paint? It’s easy with the Hartland Paint Exchange and other local paint recycling organizations.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

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.

Reuse

Hartland landfill has a paint exchange; the ReStore also accepts used paint for resale. Could friends or family use your leftover paint?

Recycle

Paint is a Product Stewardship Item but also a household hazardous waste. It can be dropped off at no charge at the Hartland Landfill Recycling Facility. Check the listings below for additional drop off locations.

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 Recycling Facility

    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)



    250.884.4822

  • Oak Bay Municipal Depot (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

  • Remove and Reuse (www.removeandreuse.com)

    See website for more details
    Victoria
    250.884.6156

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    Navarez & Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.9940

  • Terrapure Environmental (formerly Newalta Corp)

    1080 Maughan Road, Nanaimo BC
    Nanaimo
    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.