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In 2001, the Quebec government adopted the Règlement sur la récupération et la valorisation des contenants de peinture et des peintures mis au rebut (Regulation respecting the recovery and recycling of disposed paint containers and paints), thus forcing all companies that market architectural paint in Québec to recover or have recovered paint residues as well as their containers. To meet this obligation, Quebec paint manufacturers and brand owners created Eco-Peinture. In 2011, the regulation was repealed and replaced by the Règlement sur la récupération et la valorisation de produits par les entreprises (Regulation respecting the recovery and recycling of products by businesses.)

Located in more than 700 municipalities in Quebec, the recovery system implemented by Eco-Peinture is now considered one of the most efficient programs in the world. With nearly 1,200 depots open to the public, an average of over 7 million kilos of paint residues and containers are recovered and diverted from landfills each year. Since the program's inception in 2001, our organization has recovered over 120 million kilos of paint waste.


Eco-Peinture is a not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is to promote and facilitate the recovery of paint residues and containers, to support and promote the recycling of recovered products and to contribute to the setting up of a waste-to-value system.

Each year, Éco-Peinture implements strategies to inform, raise awareness and educate the public so that the recovery of paint residues and empty paint containers becomes a habit for everyone. Find out more about our actions and our recovery rate in our report illustrating highlights from last year.

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Eco-Peinture rallies 61 member companies that make up almost all retailers, brand owners and manufacturers that market paint in Quebec.

To become a member, contact us and don’t forget to fill the notice of intent and send it to RECYC-QUEBEC.

  • Acklands Grainger
  • Behr Process LLC.
  • Benjamin Moore & Cie ltée
  • BSCI inc.
  • Canac
  • Canadian Tire Corporation Ltée
  • Centre du Plancher PM inc.
  • Chalifour Canada ltd
  • Chrysler Canada inc.
  • Cloverdale Paint
  • Distribution Fillion Marquis Int. ltée
  • Dynamic Paint Products inc.
  • General Motors of Canada Company
  • Groupe BMR inc.
  • Henry Company Canada inc.
  • Home Depot of Canada inc.
  • Home Hardware Stores Limited
  • Huiles pou bois Prato-Verde inc.
  • Ikea Supply AG
  • Industries Pépin ltée
  • John Deere Canada ULC
  • Kleen flo Trumbler Industries limited
  • Laurentide Environnement
  • Les équipements d'arpentage Cansel inc.
  • Les produits de finition Ardec inc.
  • Les Produits de finition Dover inc.
  • Les Produits Techniseal inc.
  • Loop Recycled Products
  • Michaels inc.
  • Modern Sales Co-op
  • Moulures Alexandria Moulding
  • Omer Deserres inc.
  • Orgill Canada
  • Osmose-Pentox inc.
  • Pasard inc.
  • Patrick Morin inc.
  • Peavey Industries LP
  • Peinture Denalt ltée
  • Peinture Micca inc.
  • Peinture Cité
  • Peintures MF inc.
  • PPG Revêtements Architecturaux
  • Princess Auto Ltd
  • Produits de plancher Finitec inc.
  • Recochem inc.
  • Réno-Dépôt inc.
  • RONA inc.
  • Rust-Oleum Canada
  • SamaN Canada
  • Sherwin Williams Canada inc.
  • SOPPEC inc.
  • Soprema
  • Swing Paint Limited
  • Teintures et Calfeutrants St-tite
  • Tenaquip Limited
  • The Sansin Corporation
  • UAP inc.
  • UCP Paint inc.
  • Uni-Select
  • Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
  • Würth Canada Limited

Recycling process

Laurentide environment handles and prepares paint residues sent via Eco-Peinture’s bins to its Shawinigan processing plant. Sorted by colour, transferred and mixed in large tanks, the leftover paint is treated and filtered. A small percentage of additives is then added to ensure quality control.

Sold under the trademark Boomerang, the paint is available in various sizes, ranging from 3.78-litre containers to 1,000-litre containers. The quality of this paint is similar to the average quality of paints sold in Quebec. Besides being far less energy-consuming, it generates fewer greenhouse gases during its production.

Materials that cannot be processed, such as adhesives, paint strippers and cement, are sent to companies that specialize in the disposal of such materials. Metal and plastics from paint containers are compacted, baled and sold as recyclable material.

Recycling process