The Province of Saskatchewan has issued a Waste Paint Management Regulation. The Regulation requires the paint industry to manage a consumer take back program in Saskatchewan for leftover household paint. This is similar to existing paint recycling programs in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Quebec.
Is this a government program?
No, this is not a government program. The program is managed by the paint industry thorough their association, ReGeneration, who already manage similar programs in British Columbia and many other provinces. ReGeneration’s members include manufacturers, distributors and retail chains.
Where can I take back leftover paint?
You can take your leftover paint to any SARCAN bottle collection depot in Saskatchewan. Visit SARCAN for locations or call (306) 933-0616
These locations can handle bigger volumes:
- Saskatoon North depot: 2327 Faithfull Avenue
- Regina Fleury depot: 1421 Fleury Street
- Prince Albert main depot: 44 North Industrial Drive
What kind of paint is in the program?
Generally “household” or “architectural” paints. See accepted products here.
What about paint from another province?
Any paint brought into Saskatchewan “for use in Saskatchewan” is subject to the Regulation and the fees are payable directly to ReGeneration. Any businesses not paying the fees are in breach of the Regulation and subject to enforcement action.
Attention paint contractors! The following SARCAN depots can accept larger volumes:
Saskatoon North depot: 2327 Faithfull Avenue
SARCAN Regina: 1421 Fleury Street
SARCAN Prince Albert: 44 North Industrial Drive