Why can't I take my paint thinner to my local paint depot?

Solvents like paint thinner are subject to different regulations than paint. They are more dangerous than most paints and require different storage and handling facilities. While regular "Paint Only" depots will not accept solvents, there are more than 50 "Household Hazardous Waste" depots for the free drop-off of flammable liquids, pesticides, and gasoline throughout the province operated by Product Care Recycling.

Visit the Product Care website for a full description of acceptable products. Call the RCBC Recycling Hotline or search the RCBC Recyclepedia for the depot nearest you, as well as more information on acceptable products.

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