Commercial paint disposal

The City of Calgary holds regularly scheduled commercial paint roundups for commercial painting businesses to safely dispose of their leftover volumes of paint.

2023 commercial paint schedule

  • March 28, 2023
  • April 25, 2023
  • May 30, 2023
  •  June 27, 2023
  •  July 25, 2023
  • August 29, 2023
  • September 26, 2023
  • October 31, 2023
  • November 28, 2023

The events will be held at Shepard Waste Management Facility from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Events are subject to cancellation – please check back regularly for any date changes.

It is recommended to practice physical distancing and keep at least 2 meters from others at all times. This includes interacting with City staff and unloading your paint.

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

Commercial volumes of paint are too large to be accepted at the household hazardous waste drop-off locations or Throw n' Go areas at City landfills, and will not be accepted.

When you drop off paint during a commercial paint roundup event, please be aware of the following requirements:

  • Do not bring any type of hazardous waste.
  • Only qualified paint and paint containers approved under Alberta's Paint Recycling Program are acceptable.
  • All paint containers must be sealed.
  • You will be required to unload all paint materials yourself.

If you have any questions about the commercial paint roundups, please email or contact 311.

Any unacceptable materials, including hazardous waste, will be returned to you. These materials are not accepted at household hazardous waste drop-off locations or the Thrown' Go area at Shepard Landfill. Please check the Green Calgary: Know before you throw waste search tool  to properly dispose of these materials.

Disposal options for commercial waste in Calgary

To find instructions for special items like asbestos, clean fill and electronics, or to find more information on industrial waste and permits, visit Disposal Options for Commercial Waste.

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