Recovery of empty containers through municipal drop-off points as ecocentres requires less transport, reduces the steps before their recycling limiting greenhouse gas emissions. This is why you should always prefer curbside recycling option or a municipal drop-off point before visiting a retailer.
What to do with your aerosols?
Aerosol paint container is made of steel and is 100% recyclable. If your aerosol container is completely emptied of its content, put the container upside down and press firmly on the nozzle to release any gas that may remain inside. For more details, consult the Aerosol page in the Recycle section.
What to do with your painting?
Make sure your paint is in its original container and that the label is still on it to identify your product. Don’t poor your leftover paints in glass containers or other plastic containers because they will not be accepted if so.
What to do with your empty containers?
Whether it is made of steel or plastic, a paint container is 100% recyclable. Before you bring it back to a drop-off point, first check with your municipality if their policy allow you to dispose of an EMPTY and DRY paint container in the recycling bin at home. Be Careful! You have to make sure your container is really dry. To know about the basic rules you have to respect, please consult the Empty Containers page in the Recycle section.