We recycle your leftover household paint and empty paint cans!

The Nova Scotia Paint Recycling program administered by ReGeneration provides consumers of residential-use paint with collection sites to drop off household paint cans throughout Nova Scotia, at no charge.

Most household paints and all paint aerosols are accepted for recycling. 

Container Limits

To ensure proper processing we ask that you observe the following voluntary limits of 10 containers (or 50 spray paint containers) per visit. 


We currently accept consumer paint in the following container sizes:

Household paint up to 25 litres

Aerosol paint spray cans (660 grams or 24 oz.)

Do NOT leave accepted program items outside after hours. 

We are open 6 days a week, please visit us during that time. 

Ask our staff for assistance with your products.


We do NOT accept household hazardous waste/household special waste products. 

These items MUST be disposed of properly. They must NEVER be dropped off or left on site as it could be very danergous for our staff, customers or animals to come into contain with these extremely hazardous products. 


Remember HSW products are free to dispose of to all residents. They are open limited Saturdays and are located in Bayer's Lake. 

CALL 311 with any questions regarding HSW. 


They also have mobile sites in various communities during the spring and summer. We will let you know when these occur in the community. 

Please dispose of these chemicals properly and for free!  


Household Special Waste Mobile Events

To support efforts in limiting social distances, operation of the Household Special Waste depot has been suspended until further notice. The operating schedule will be updated.


CANCELLED

Due to budget considerations given the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mobile HSW drop-off events for 2020 have been cancelled. 

MAY 2 - SACKVILLE TRANSIT TERMINAL 

MAY 9 - PORTERS LAKE TRANSIT TERMINAL 

JUNE 13 - MIC MAC MALL

JULY 11 - BMO CENTRE

AUGUST 15 - COLE HARBOUR PLACE, COLE HARBOUR

SEPTEMBER 12 - OYSTER POND ACADEMY

SEPTEMBER 19 - GEORGES P. VANIER SCHOOL, FALL RIVER

SEPTEMBER 26 - TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY SCHOOL, EASTERN PASSAGE

OCTOBER 17 - MIC MAC MALL LOWER PARKING LOT, DARTMOUTH


OTHERWISE PLEASE TAKE TO:

20 Horseshoe Lake Drive, Bayer's Lake Business Park - Halifax

on these select Saturdays between 9am - 4pm.

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED 


Call 311 or click here to see HRM's list of accepted HSW items.

Products we ACCEPT

Already empty paint containers

Interior and exterior: water-based (e.g. latex, acrylic) and oil-based (e.g. alkyd, enamel) consumer paint

Deck and floor coating (including elastomeric)

Varnish and urethane (single-component)

Concrete and masonry paint

Drywall paint

Undercoats and primers (e.g. metal, wood etc.)

Stucco paint

Marine paint (unless registered under Pest Control Products Act)

Wood finishing oil

Melamine, metal and anti-rust paint, stain and shellac

Swimming pool paint (single-component)

Stain blocking paint

Textured paint

Block filler

Wood, masonry, driveway sealer or water repellant (non-tar based or bitumen based)


Aerosol paint of all types, including:

Automotive

Craft

Industrial



Products we do NOT ACCEPT

The following types of paint and paint related products are excluded from the program:

Unidentifiable or unlabelled containers

Brushes, rags and rollers

Paint in glass containers

Improperly sealed paint containers

Paint containers with poor integrity (e.g. badly rusted or leaking cans)

Bulging containers

Industrial paints & finishes (e.g. baked-on, heat resistant etc.)

Paints or wood preservatives that are registered as a pesticide under the Pest Control Products Act

(has a P.C.P. Registration number on label)

Craft paint (non-aerosol)

Automotive paint (non-aerosol)

Two-part or component paints containing catalyst or activator

Roof patch or repair

Tar or tar/bitumen-based products

Traffic or line marking paint

Quick drying paint

Resins

Paint thinner, mineral spirits or solvents

Deck cleaners

Colorants and Tints

Caulking compound, epoxies, glues or adhesives

Other household chemicals


Products must be their original container with label on.

Learn More


Container must be tightly sealed and not leaking.

Learn More


Do not mix different types of paint products together.

Learn More

There's a Solution for Used Paint

Youtube video thumbnail
0