Leftover Paint Disposal
Leftover Paint Disposal
Residents are reminded that Leftover Paint is NOT ACCEPTED curbside and will not be collected during Heavy Garbage Collection. Leftover paint is also NOT accepted for disposal at the Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road in Sydney. Residents can drop-off their unwanted residential paint products to any Paint Recycling Drop-off Centre located in CBRM, at no charge.
Accepted Paint Products
- Interior and exterior paints
- Latex, acrylic, water-based paints
- Alkyd, enamel, oil-based paints
- Deck coatings, floor paints
- Single component varnishes and urethanes
- Concrete, masonry, drywall, and stucco paints
- Marine paint* (*unless registered under Pest Control Product Act Maximum container size is 25 litres)
- Melamine, metal and anti-rust paint, stains, shellac
- Single component swimming pool paint
- Wood masonry, driveway sealers and water repellants
All types of paint aerosols are accepted:
- Consumer, industrial and automotive
Maximum container size is 660 grams or 24 ounces.
For a full list of acceptable and unacceptable products, please visit www.productcare.org/NS or call 1-888-772-9772.
Paint Recycling Drop-off Locations
Leftover paint is accepted free of charge at the following locations in CBRM:
- Keltic Recycling: 434 Keltic Drive, Sydney River, NS, B1L 1B8 (902)562-4008
- Triple B Recycling: 24 Stornaway Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 2P8 (902)539-8736
- Total Recycling Ltd.: 50 Industrial Drive, Sydney, NS, B1P 6Z3 (902)564-5173
- Total Recycling Ltd. (Sub-Depot): 885 Victoria Road, Sydney, NS, B1N 1K2 (902)564-5173
- North Sydney Recycling: 66 Memorial Drive, North Sydney, NS, B2A 2T6 (902)241-3004
- Burke's Depot: 12 Commercial Street, Louisbourg, NS, B1C 1B6 (902)733-2130
- New Waterford Recyclers: 5559 Union Highway, New Waterford, NS, B1H 1B5 (902)862-3090
- Glace Bay Recycling Ltd.: 39 Minto Street, Glace Bay, NS, B1A 5B5 (902)842-0608
Returning Leftover Paint
- Keep paint products in their original containers with labels on.
- Do not combine leftover paints with each other or with oil-based paints, solvents or other products.
- Make sure paint cans are properly sealed before transporting.
Empty Paint Containers
Empty paint containers can be placed in the garbage during your area’s regular weekly collection year round. Empty paint containers do not need to be stored until heavy garbage collection. Please make sure the paint residue inside each container has dried before placing in the garbage.
Residents who have questions about Heavy Garbage Collection are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.