Can my empty paint cans go into my garbage can or blue box?

No. Paint cans are not accepted through municipal recycling programs.  In most areas, they are also banned from the garbage can.  All paint cans, empty or full, should be taken to a ReGeneration depot for recycling.  Please ensure that each can is residential grade, not leaking, and has its original label prior to drop off.  These cans will be accepted free of charge.

To find out where the paint depot is in your community, call the RCBC Recycling Hotline or visit the ReGeneration website.

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