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How to safely dispose of paint and paint cans

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Dispose of it safely

Paint and empty, dry paint cans are accepted in Household Hazardous Waste Program. You can take up to 20 litres of household chemicals per week, free of charge, to any of The City Landfill Throw 'n' Go areas or designated fire stations.

Liquid paint must be packaged securely in the original container or make sure it is in a spill-proof container, and is clearly labelled with the contents listed.

Never flush paint down your toilet, sink or drain as it is harmful to the environment and may damage the pipes in your home.

Throw it out

Empty, dry paint containers can be placed in your black cart. Ensure the paint can is empty and dry, with the lid off.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Locations


Dispose of it safely

Commercial painting businesses can contact one of the current registered paint processors in Alberta to discuss pickup of your leftover paint.

Volumes of commercial paint are too large to be accepted at the household hazardous waste drop-off locations or Throw 'n' Go areas at City landfills.

Check back here for the date of our next commercial paint round-up for commercial painting businesses.

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