Solvents like paint thinner are subject to different regulations than paint. They are more dangerous than most paints and require different storage and handling facilities. While regular “Paint Only” depots will not accept solvents, there are more than 50 “Household Hazardous Waste” depots for the free drop-off of flammable liquids, pesticides, and gasoline throughout the province operated by Product Care Recycling. Visit the Product Care website for a full description of acceptable products.

Visit RCBC’s Recyclepedia for drop-off options or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline for all options available in your community.

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