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Ontario – we’re making recycling leftover paint easier than ever before! If you buy paint from any of the below Dulux stores, you can return the leftovers for recycling at that same store with our Return to Retail program.

7637 Lundy’s LaneNiagara Falls
2080 Appleby Line Unit 10Burlington
951 Gordon StreetGuelph
680 Fairway Road S.Kitchener
551 Hespleler RoadCambridge
73 Railside Road Unit 10Toronto
16995 Yonge StreetNewmarket
621 Kingston RoadPickering
1652 Woodward DriveOttawa
1919 Baseline RoadOttawa

What is R2R?

R2R (ie. Return to Retail) is a Product Care Recycling program which allows customers to bring unwanted surplus paint back to the stores that sell it. After it’s off your hands, the paint will be responsibly recycled! Not near one of the stores listed above? No problem! Check out this map to find a recycling location near you.

We want to keep our earth clean, which is why it’s important that we aren’t mindless in our disposal of paint. Our program successfully diverts leftover paint away from our landfills and waterways, while working to make recycling easy for you. Need another reason to recycle your leftover paint? It’s totally FREE!

If you do have any usable surplus paint, try offering it to friends or community groups who may be able to use it before considering recycling. After all, the best way to get rid of leftover paint is to use it!

How should I store leftover paint?

To properly store paint, clean the rim of the can to ensure a proper seal. Pour 1/8″ (3mm) of solvent on top of oil-based paint, or 1/8″ (3mm) of water on top of latex paint to seal the surface, then secure the lid. Alternatively, stretch plastic wrap over the can opening, replace the lid securely, and store paint upside down. This will create an airtight seal to keep the paint fresh until you’re ready to use it again. Always store paint away from heat sources at temperatures between 3 degrees and 35 degrees Celsius, and out of the reach of children.

Not in Ontario? No worries! We have paint recycling programs in other provinces including British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, and PEI.


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