Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

Due to continued dry conditions, mandatory Stage 1 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in place until further notice.

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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.

Program details

  • 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.

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.

Commercial hazardous waste

Commercial volumes of paint and other hazardous waste are too large to be accepted at residential household hazardous waste drop-off locations and Throw n' Go areas at City landfills. Any unacceptable materials, including hazardous waste, will be returned to you. Please use the Know Before You Throw business waste search tool to find proper disposal options for these materials.

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