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SARCAN Recycling depots accept used paint for reusing and/or recycling. If you have leftover household paint, bring it to SARCAN! If it can be reused, we will put it on the paint exchange shelf at the depot for customers to take free of charge. If the paint is not reusable, we will recycle it.

SARCAN collects used paint on behalf of the Saskatchewan Paint Recycling Program, managed by Product Care, a non-profit association of paint manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Product Care’s paint recycling programs are funded by the environmental handling fees paid upon the purchase of new paint.

Where can you take leftover paint?

Paint can be dropped off without charge at any of SARCAN's depot locations across the province.

Accepted Paint Products:

  • Household Paint
  • Interior and Exterior: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, enamel, and oil-based paints
  • Varnishes and urethanes (single component)
  • Stains
  • Barn, fence, and porch paints
  • Concrete paints
  • Deck and floor paints (including Elastomeric)
  • Drywall paints
  • Primers
  • Undercoats
  • Driveway (non-tar based) paints and sealers
  • Block fillers
  • Stain blocking paints
  • Shellac
  • Wood finishing oils and stains
  • Rust paint
  • Stucco paint
  • Paints for metal
  • Wood and masonry water repellants
  • Marine paint (containing no pesticides)
  • Non-catalyzed and non-nitrocellulose lacquers
  • All aerosols
  • Empty paint cans

Rejected Paint Products:

Due to safety concerns, paint containers will be rejected if they are:

  • Significantly damaged, leaking, or bulging
  • Unlabeled
  • Containing foreign objects
  • In non-paint containers 
  • Larger than 20 litres

SARCAN will also not accept the following paint products:

  • Industrial paints
  • Non-aerosol automotive paints
  • Non-aerosol craft paints
  • Traffic marking paint
  • Two-part/component paints and catalyzed or nitrocellulose based paints
  • Paint or wood preservatives containing pesticides (e.g. creosote)
  • Tar-based products
  • Deck cleaners
  • Thinners, mineral spirits, or solvents
  • Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, or adhesives
  • Roof patch, tars, or grease
  • Colourants or tints
  • Fibreglass resins
  • Brushes, rags, and rollers
  • Other household chemicals

Trade Painters and Bulk Returns

Customers may bring in up to 25 one-gallon paint containers and up to 50 aerosol paint containers at one time without making an appointment.

Trade painters and other bulk paint customers may drop off more than this, but it must be by appointment only.  Please contact the depot in your community by phone to book an appointment.

Reusable Paint

Check out the paint exchange shelf in our depots. If the paint we receive is reusable, we will put it on the shelf and it is free for our customers to take. 
This paint is free of charge, but customers must sign a waiver form before removing it from the depot. This paint is not inspected and cannot be guaranteed.

For More Information

For more information on the program and eco fees, or for exact definitions of the products accepted, visit www.productcare.org or call 1-888-772-9772.