Paint Cans

Central Labrador

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Paint contains toxic and hazardous materials that can pollute the air, land and water if not properly disposed.

In Newfoundland & Labrador, the management of leftover paint falls under the Product Care Association – an industry-led producer responsibility organization. Residents and businesses can properly dispose of paint products and containers in a convenient and environmentally friendly manner at collection sites located throughout the province.

Since the program launch in 2012, over 1.4 million litres of paint have been diverted from our landfills.

Accepted items include paint products such as:

  • Undercoat
  • Anti-rust paint
  • Block filler
  • Deck and Floor paint or coatings (including elastomeric)
  • Drywall paint
  • Melamine
  • Stain blocking paint
  • Stucco paint
  • Swimming pool paint (only single component)
  • Textured paint
  • Wood finishing oil
  • Wood preservatives
  • Water repellant
  • Aerosol paint (craft, automotive and industrial)

Happy Valley–Goose Bay Green Depot

Happy Valley-Goose Bay Green Depot is part of a province-wide network of Green Depots accepting used beverage containers included in MMSB’s Beverage Container Recycling Program. This depot also accepts paint and electronics.

Location: 15 Churchill Street
Phone: 709-896-5041

Product Care Recycling

Product Care Recycling operates an industry-led and government-approved paint recycling program that provides residents and businesses with province-wide drop-off locations and collection events.

Location: Visit Product Care Recycling to view the list of province-wide paint collection sites.
Phone: 1-888-772-9772

Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Landfill Site

The Town of Happy Valley–Goose Bay operates the Happy Valley–Goose Bay landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses. This site accepts garbage,  household hazardous waste (HHW), oil and paint. Bulk waste, scrap metal and yard waste are collected during the spring clean-up program.

Phone: 709-896-3321

Think About It

Plan ahead for the job and buy only as much paint as you need.