Paints, Solvents, Pesticides & Gasoline

Product Care Association

What can I recycle?

  • Paints
  • Paint Aerosols
  • Pesticides (Domestic)
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Gasoline

Why should I recycle?

By recycling paints, solvents, pesticide and gasoline, you divert hazardous waste from your local landfills and help the environment.

Product Care is a not-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs for hazardous household and special waste across Canada.

Product Care collects over 2 million litres of program products annually, enough to fill an entire Olympic sized swimming pool.

Where can I recycle?

Leftover paint (including paint aerosols) is accepted at all Product Care depots. Other program products are accepted at “Paint Plus” depots only. Find the nearest depot by visiting Product Care or calling the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 (Lower Mainland), 1-800-667-4321 (outside the Lower Mainland).

What happens to it?

The collected products are reused, recycled or used for energy value, except pesticides, which are incinerated. Examples include:

  • Better quality paint is given away for free in the Paint Exchange program available at participating depots.
  • Latex and alkyd paint is reprocessed into paint and coating products.
  • Latex paint is also used as a raw material in the manufacturing of recycled concrete and Portland cement.
  • Alkyd paints, flammable liquids and waste gasoline are used as fuel in licensed facilities with environmental controls.

Stewardship Program

Find a Drop off Location

Locate a depot nearest you or call:
604-732-9253 (Lower Mainland)
1-800-667-4321 (outside the Lower Mainland).

What products are accepted?

Visit Product Care for complete details on accepted products, program information and collection locations. Note that Product Care accepts consumer products only.

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