Recycling Paint, Pesticides & Fuel In Nanaimo

Proper disposal of paint, fuel and pesticides is critical to protect our environment from irreparable damage. We’re pleased to provide you with a convenient way to properly dispose of your household hazardous waste.

Recycle Paint Nanaimo


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Flammable Liquids

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Domestic Pesticide Recycling

Consumer pesticides must have a poison symbol (skull and crossbones), a Pest Control Product (PCP) number and Word ‘domestic’ on the label.  Please note that a large number of pesticides do not adhere to these guidelines. Please consult the conditions before bringing to a depot.


  • Liquid and solid pesticides
  • Aerosol containers

Container Limits

  • Maximum container size for liquid and solid pesticides is 10 Litres
  • Maximum size for aerosols is 660 grams or 24 ounces

Containers Must have:

  • Label
  • Skull & crossbones 
  • PCP number 
  • Labelled Domestic 


Gasoline Recycling

Gasoline will only be accepted in an approved ULC container. For safety reasons, the gasoline container cannot be returned to the consumer at drop off.


  • Leftover
  • Stale
  • Old gasoline contaminated with oil or water


  • Maximum container size is 25 Litres


Household Paint Recycling


  • Interior and exterior: water-based (e.g. latex, acrylic) and oil-based (e.g. alkyd, enamel) consumer paint
  • Deck and floor coating (including elastomeric)
  • Varnish and urethane (single-component)
  • Concrete and masonry paint
  • Drywall paint
  • Undercoats and primers (e.g. metal, wood etc.)
  • Stucco paint
  • Marine paint (unless registered under Pest Control Products Act)
  • Wood finishing oil
  • Melamine, metal and anti-rust paint, stain and shellac
  • Swimming pool paint (single-component)
  • Stain blocking paint
  • Textured paint
  • Block filler
  • Wood, masonry, driveway sealer or water repellant (non-tar based or bitumen based)
  • Already empty paint containers



  • Unidentifiable or unlabelled containers
  • Brushes, rags and rollers
  • Paint in glass containers
  • Improperly sealed paint containers
  • Paint containers with poor integrity (e.g. badly rusted or leaking cans)
  • Bulging containers
  • Industrial paints & finishes (e.g. baked-on, heat resistant etc.)
  • Paints or wood preservatives that are registered as a pesticide under the Pest Control Products Act
  • (has a P.C.P. Registration number on label)
  • Craft paint (non-aerosol)
  • Automotive paint (non-aerosol)
  • Two-part or component paints containing catalyst or activator
  • Roof patch or repair
  • Tar or tar/bitumen-based products
  • Traffic or line marking paint
  • Quick drying paint
  • Resins
  • Paint thinner, mineral spirits or solvents
  • Deck cleaners
  • Colorants and Tints
  • Caulking compound, epoxies, glues or adhesives
  • Other household chemicals

Aerosol Paint Recycling

To ensure that collection sites are not overwhelmed, we ask that you observe the following voluntary limits of 10 containers (or 50 spray paint containers) per visit.


  • Aerosol paint of all types
  • Automotive
  • Craft
  • Industrial
  • Must have label
  • We do not accept automotive or industrial paint 


  • Household paint up to 25 litres
  • Aerosol paint spray cans (660 grams or 24 oz.)


Helpful Reminders To Guide The Disposal Process

Recycling Paint, Pesticides & Fuel In NanaimoAll returned paint & pesticides must be in the original containers.

All returned flammable liquids must be in an ULC approved container.

ALL containers MUST be sealed.

To learn more about the stewardships responsible for recycling paint, pesticides & fuel in British Columbia, and the items we take on their behalf, please see the individual steward’s websites:

Please note - Regional Recycling Nanaimo depots will close on days when weather conditions makes travelling to the depot unsafe.

Find a Recycling Depot in Nanaimo

Hayes Road

2375 Hayes Road, Nanaimo, BC


839 Old Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

Nanaimo Recycling Depot Hours

Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM   |   Sunday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Closed: Stat Holidays & Boxing day   |    Christmas Eve & New Years Eve: 8:30 AM - 3 PM