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Take these products to a collection site listed here. Each can must be between 100ml and 23L. Arts and craft paints are not accepted. Some locations may not accept cans that cannot be identified, or anything not in its original can; you can phone ahead to check. See the list of accepted products.

Each can of leftover latex paint is sent in its original container to a recycler for processing into new latex paint. This paint can be purchased at various distributors throughout the province. Oil-based paint is poured (or bulked) into 45 gallon drums and shipped to companies that use it for energy recovery. The residual paint & propellant in spray paint cans is captured and sent for fuel blending. The metal cans are sent to a metal recycler where they are made into rebar for example, or other metal products. Even the plastic tips and caps are recycled.
Empty metal paint cans are also sent to metal recyclers. The plastic paint cans pose more of a challenge for recycling; the program is currently researching new recycling applications for this product that will provide a more consistent market.

This applies to Paints and stainers.

Contact Information and Map

  • Alberta Recycling Management Authority

  • Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station

    • NE33-36-27-W4
      Horn Hill, Alberta
    • (403) 886-2174
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: 36560 Range Road 273

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Holden Fire Hall

    • 4921 - 49th Avenue
      Beaver County, Alberta
    • (780) 663-3730
    • Directions: Village of Holden

      Note: June 20, 2015 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundups - Ryley Fire Hall

    • 5025 - 51 Avenue
      Beaver County, Alberta
    • (780) 663-3730
    • Directions: Village of Ryley

      Note: June 20, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundups - Tofield Fire Hall

    • 4758 - 55th Avenue
      Beaver County - Town of Tofield, Alberta
    • (780) 663-3730
    • Note: June 20, 2015 -- 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Fort Macleod

    • 200 Block of 25th Street
      Fort Macleod, Alberta
    • (403) 553-4425
    • Directions: Parking lot south of the Fort Museum

      Note: May 30, 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Fox Creek Waste Transfer Station

    • 324 - 1st Ave E
      Fox Creek, Alberta
    • (780) 622-3896
    • Note: May 9, 2015 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundups - Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

    • 5521 - 49 Avenue
      Lloydminster, Alberta
    • (780) 875-3700
    • Note: May 2, 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Crescent Point Place (CPP) Parking Lot

    • 4205 - 53 Ave
      Provost, Alberta
    • (780) 753-2822
    • Note: August 8, 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Rimbey Recycle Facility

    • 6200 - 40 Street
      Rimbey, Alberta
    • (403) 843-2725
    • Note: May 2, 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Round-ups - Emergency Response Centre

    • 4635 - 61 Avenue (East Side)
      Barrhead, Alberta
    • 780-674-3301
    • Note: June 13, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Legal Public Works Shop

    • 5320 - 48 Avenue, Legal
      Sturgeon County, Alberta
    • (780) 939-8349
    • Note: June 13, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Sturgeon County Centre

    • 9613 - 100 Street, Morinville
      Sturgeon County, Alberta
    • (780) 939-8349
    • Note: October 17, 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Westlock Regional Waste Commission

    • TWP 59426A - RR 262
      Westlock, Alberta
    • (780) 307-2456
    • Note: June 13, 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Walsh Transfer Station

    • NW35-11-1-W4
      Walsh, Alberta
    • (403) 526-2888
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: 11517 Rge. Rd. 12

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Hilda Transfer Station

    • NW11-18-1-W4
      Hilda, Alberta
    • (403) 526-2888
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: 1131 - Twp Rd. 182

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Schuler Transfer Station

    • SE20-16-1-W4
      Schuler, Alberta
    • (403) 526-2888
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: 16302 Rge. Rd. 14

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Elkwater Transfer Station

    • NE26-8-3-W4
      Elkwater, Alberta
    • (403) 526-2888
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: 3125 Hwy 514

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Irvine Transfer Station

    • NE31-11-2-W4
      Irvine, Alberta
    • (403) 526-2888
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: 2505 Twp. Rd. 120

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Acadia Valley Waste Management Site

    • NW7-25-1-W4
      Acadia Valley, Alberta
    • (403) 854-7618
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Dunmore Transfer Station

    • NW2-12-5-W4
      Dunmore, Alberta
    • (403) 526-2888
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: 142 - 11 Street

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grounds

    • 2055 - 21 Avenue SE
      Medicine Hat, Alberta
    • (403) 952-0732
    • Note: May 2, 2015 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Medicine Hat Municipal Landfill

    • SW3-13-5-W4
      Medicine Hat, Alberta
    • (403) 527-1718
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: Proceed 1 km north of City limits on Industrial Avenue which becomes Highway 41A. Just west of the Veinerville access turn north on Township Road 130, proceed 1.2km, turn left into the landfill entrance.

      Note: #5226 Township Road 130

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Orion Transfer Site

    • SW4-6-6-W4
      Orion, Alberta
    • (403) 867-3530
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Provost Regional Landfill

    • SW3-40-3-W4
      Provost, Alberta
    • (780) 753-6963
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Lloydminster Landfill

    • SW13-50-28-W3
      Lloydminster, Alberta
    • (306) 825-9708
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • The Habitat ReStore

    • 3711 - 44 Street
      Lloydminster, Alberta
    • (306) 825-4611
    • Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Seven Persons Transfer Station

    • NW3-11-7-W4
      Seven Persons, Alberta
    • (403) 526-2888
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: 11015 Hwy 887

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Paradise Valley Transfer Station

    • NW7-47-2-W4
      Paradise Valley, Alberta
    • (780) 851-5561
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • Etzikom Transfer Site

    • SW23-6-9-W4
      Etzikom, Alberta
    • (403) 867-3530
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Kitscoty Transfer Station

    • SE35-50-3-W4
      Kitscoty, Alberta
    • (780) 853-5561
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • Consort Waste Transfer Site and Recycling Centre

    • SW15-35-6-W4
      Consort, Alberta
    • (403) 854-7618
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Suffield Transfer Station

    • NE34-14-9-W4
      Suffield, Alberta
    • (403) 526-2888
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: 9207 Twp Rd. 150

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Marwane Transfer Station

    • SE34-52-3-W4
      Marwayne, Alberta
    • (780) 853-5561
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • North Forty Mile Regional Sanitary Landfill

    • SE23-11-11-W4
      Bow Island, Alberta
    • (403) 545-2618
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • Dewberry Transfer Station

    • NE11-53-5-W4
      Dewberry, Alberta
    • (780) 853-5561
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • Foremost Transfer Site

    • NW19-6-11-W4
      Foremost, Alberta
    • (403) 867-3530
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Cold Lake Transfer Station

    • SW26-62-2-W4
      Cold Lake, Alberta
    • (780) 812-9198
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • Wainwright Regional Waste to Energy Facility

    • 1201 - 4 Avenue South
      Wainwright, Alberta
    • (780) 842-4051
    • Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Roundup - Wainwright Regional Waste to Energy Facility

    • 1204 - 4 Avenue South
      Wainwright, Alberta
    • (780) 842-4051
    • Note: May 2, 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Hughenden Transfer Site

    • NE6-41-7-W4
      Hughenden, Alberta
    • (780) 753-6963
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Amisk Transfer Station

    • SE34-41-8-W4
      Amisk, Alberta
    • (780) 753-6963
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Directions: Just off Hwy 13 to the north

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Vermilion Regional Transfer Station

    • SW5-51-6-W4
      Vermilion, Alberta
    • (780) 853-5561
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • Ardmore Landfill

    • SE14-62-4-W4
      Ardmore, Alberta
    • (780) 826-3951
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • Grassy Lake Transfer Station

    • NW23-9-13-W4
      Grassy Lake, Alberta
    • (403) 223-3541
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Muriel Lake Landfill

    • SW15-59-5-W4
      Muriel Lake, Alberta
    • (780) 826-3951
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • Tilley Transfer Station

    • NW35-17-13-W4
      Tilley, Alberta
    • (403) 362-9567
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Fort Kent Landfill

    • SE36-61-5-W4
      Fort Kent, Alberta
    • (780) 826-3951
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes
  • Skiff Transfer Site

    • SW23-6-14-W4
      Skiff, Alberta
    • (403) 867-3530
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Hays Transfer Station

    • SE36-13-14-W4
      Hays, Alberta
    • (403) 223-3541
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: Yes

      Will allow paint exchange: No
  • Derwent Transfer Station

    • SE16-54-7-W4
      Derwent, Alberta
    • (780) 657-3524
    • location on map is approximate; please check address

      Will accept commercial volumes of paint: No

      Will allow paint exchange: Yes

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Added January 4, 2015.

Last updated July 21, 2015.

Applies to Alberta.