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

2024 commercial paint schedule

  • March 26, 2024
  • April 30, 2024
  • May 28, 2024
  •  June 25, 2024
  •  July 30, 2024
  • August 27, 2024
  • September 24, 2024
  • October 29, 2024
  • November 26, 2024

Location: Events are held at the Shepard Waste Management Facility

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Material will not be accepted after 1:45 p.m.

Program details

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 volumes of paint and other 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.  

Alternate disposal options

Use the Know Before You Throw business waste search tool to find proper disposal options for large volumes of materials.


The Alberta Recycling Management Authority also offers additional commercial paint events in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. Please see their website for more information.  

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.

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