Eco-Depots now able to take leftover paint

Thompson-Nicola Regional District is offering new recycling opportunities at its Eco-Depots in Louis Creek

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is offering new recycling opportunities at its Eco-Depots in Louis Creek and Clearwater.

Now, leftover paint, flammables, pesticides and aerosols can be disposed of at these facilities and the service will eventually be expanded to include all TNRD Eco-Depots and some larger transfer stations.

The new household-hazardous waste recycling service, Paint Plus, is part of a stewardship partnership with the Product Care Association, a not-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs for household hazardous and special waste on behalf of its members across Canada. The BC Paint stewardship program has been run by Product Care since 1994.

Paint Plus is for residential amounts only, and residents are urged to visit the Product Care Association’s website, productcare.org, to determine the volumes and material types that will be accepted.

No commercial waste will be accepted and all materials must be in their original containers, sealed with no leaks, and with the labels intact.

As well as paint, all Eco-Depots will continue to accept waste oil, cooling appliances, electronics, and other items that the more spacious Eco-Depot facilities can now accommodate.

A list of accepted materials at TNRD waste-management facilities can be found on the TNRD website; tnrd.ca.