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Although certain products can be useful around the house, they can prove extremely harmful to the environment when they end up in landfill sites, contaminating the water and soil for many years. Additionally, recycling helps reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing new products. That’s why RONA has established a voluntary national recycling program in over 300 participating stores across Canada.

How can RONA help with recycling?

  • Contact your store to see whether it participates in the program.
  • Check the list of accepted products below.
  • If your store doesn’t accept this service or the product you wish to recycle isn’t accepted in our stores, consult the tab for your province to learn about our partners, or contact your municipality.

icon-arrow-down British-Columbia

Recycling program Accepted products by program
Paint
  • 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
  • Aerosol paint of all types, including automotive, industrial and craft
Lamps and light
  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, round shape, square, "U" shape, etc.)
  • UV & Germicidal
  • Incandescent & Halogen
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
  • Ultra High Performance (UHP, replacement projector lamps)
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HIDs)
Cells and batteries
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Alkaline/Single-Use
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Automotive/Wet Cell
  • Cellphones

All products not on the list will be refused in stores.
To find a collection site, we invite you to contact your municipality or visit the following organizations:

Paint recycling/pesticides, fertilizers, solvants/smoke and CO alarms - ReGeneration - http://www.regeneration.ca/
Light Recycle - ttp://www.lightrecycle.ca/
Cells and batteries recycling- Call 2 Recycle - http://www.call2recycle.ca/
Small Appliance and Power Tool Recycling - Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association - http://www.electrorecycle.ca/
Outdoor Power Equipment Recycling - Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada (OPEIC) - http://www.opeic.ca/
Major Appliance Recycling - Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) - http://www.marrbc.ca/
Electronic Products Recycling - Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) - http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/bc/
Tire Recycling - Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) - http://www.tsbc.ca/
Oil Recycling - British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) - http://bcusedoil.com/

icon-arrow-down Alberta

Recycling program Accepted products by program
Paint
  • Interior & Exterior latex, alkyd (oil) & solvent-based paints and stains
  • Concrete sealers & driveway (non-tar based) paints
  • Empty paint cans & pails of eligible product
  • Enamels
  • Interior & Exterior varnishes & single component urethanes
  • Marine paint (non anti-fouling)
  • Paint-based aerosols
  • Porch, floor, fence, barn & deck paints and stains
  • Pre-catalyzed and nitrocellulose lacquers
  • Pre-catalyzed epoxies
  • Primers, undercoats & water repellent sealers
  • Rust & decorative metal paints
  • Scenic, movie set paint
  • Shellac and shellac-based products
  • Stone effects coating
  • Traffic marking paints
  • Tree marking paint
  • Water borne lacquers
  • Wood finishing oils & stains
  • Aerosol blank cans
Lamps and light
  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, round shape, square, "U" shape, etc.)
  • UV & Germicidal
  • Incandescent & Halogen
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
  • Ultra High Performance (UHP, replacement projector lamps)
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HIDs)
Cells and batteries
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Alkaline/Single-Use
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Automotive/Wet Cell
  • Cellphones

All products not on the list will be refused in stores.
To find a collection site, we invite you to contact your municipality or visit the following organizations:

Electronic Recycling/ Paint/ Tire - Alberta recycling - http://www.albertarecycling.ca/
Cells and Batteries recycling- Call 2 Recycle - http://www.call2recycle.ca/
Oil Recycling - Alberta Used Oil Management Association (AUOMA) - http://usedoilrecyclingab.com/

icon-arrow-down Saskatchewan

Recycling program Accepted products by program
Paint
  • 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
  • Aerosol paint of all types, including automotive, industrial and craft
Lamps and light
  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, round shape, square, "U" shape, etc.)
  • UV & Germicidal
  • Incandescent & Halogen
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
  • Ultra High Performance (UHP, replacement projector lamps)
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HIDs)
Cells and batteries
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Alkaline/Single-Use
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Automotive/Wet Cell
  • Cellphones

All products not on the list will be refused in stores.
To find a collection site, we invite you to contact your municipality or visit the following organizations:

Paint recycling - ReGeneration - http://www.regeneration.ca/
Cells and Batteries recycling- Call 2 Recycle - http://www.call2recycle.ca/
Oil Recycling - Saskatchewan Association for Recovery Corp. (SARRC) - http://usedoilrecyclingsk.com/
Electronic Products Recycling - Electronic Product Recycling Association (EPRA) - http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/sk/
Tire Recycling - Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation - http://www.scraptire.sk.ca/

icon-arrow-down Manitoba

Recycling program Accepted products by program
Paint
  • 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
  • Aerosol paint of all types, including automotive, industrial and craft
Lamps and light
  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, round shape, square, "U" shape, etc.)
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
Cells and batteries
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Alkaline/Single-Use
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Automotive/Wet Cell
  • Cellphones

All products not on the list will be refused in stores.
To find a collection site, we invite you to contact your municipality or visit the following organizations:

Paint recycling/Light/ Pesticides ans inflammables liquids - ReGeneration - http://www.regeneration.ca
Cells and Batteries recycling- Call 2 Recycle - http://www.call2recycle.ca/
Oil Recycling - Manitoba Association for Recovery Corp. (MARRC) - http://usedoilrecycling.com/en/mb
Electronic Recycling - Electronic Product Recycling Association (EPRA) - http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/mb/
Tire Recycling - Tire stewarsdhip Manitoba - http://www.tirestewardshipmb.ca/

icon-arrow-down Ontario

Recycling program Accepted products by program
Paint
  • Paints and coatings in containers equal to or less than 25 Litres
  • Interior & Exterior: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, enamel, oil based consumer paints
  • Deck coatings and floor paints (including elastomeric)
  • Varnishes and urethanes
  • All stains and coatings
  • Concrete/masonry paints
  • Primers (metal, wood, drywall)
  • Paints for stucco
  • Marine paints (not registered under Pest Control Product Act)
  • Wood finishing oils
  • Wood preservatives (unless registered under Pest Control Act)
  • Melamine, metal, anti-rust paints, stains and shellac
  • Stain blocking paint
  • Swimming pool paint (single component)
  • Empty paint containers (some municipalities allow completely empty paint containers in the blue box, check with your local municipality)
  • Textured paint (ceiling, wall)
  • Block fillers
  • Wood, masonry, driveway & roof sealers/coatings or water repellents (including all tar based & bitumen based)
Lamps and light
  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, round shape, square, "U" shape, etc.)
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HIDs)
Cells and batteries
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Alkaline/Single-Use
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Automotive/Wet Cell
  • Cellphones

All products not on the list will be refused in stores.
To find a collection site, we invite you to contact your municipality or visit the following organizations:

Récupération des Peintures/Lampes/Pesticides, Solvents & Flammable Liquids - ReGeneration - http://www.regeneration.ca/
Récupération des Solvent/Piles et batteries/Contenants pressurisés/Liquides de refroidissements/Huiles- Stewardship Ontario - http://www.makethedrop.ca/
Récupération des Electroniques - Ontario Electronic Stewardship - http://ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca/
Récupération des Pneus - RethinkTires - http://rethinktires.ca/

icon-arrow-down Québec

Recycling program Accepted products by program
Paint
  • Primers
  • Latex, water-based paints
  • Alkyd, solvent-based, enamel paints
  • Paints for metals and anti-corrosive paints
  • Aluminum paints
  • Melamine paints
  • Interior and exterior liquid stains
  • Wood finishes and masonry protectors
  • Protective driveway sealers and restorers water-based only
  • Varnishes
  • Shellacs
  • Pool paints
  • Marine paints without antifouling agent
  • Oil protective finishes ex. Teak oil
  • Aerosol paints for general purpose
  • Aerosol paints for industrial use
  • Aerosol paints for automotive
  • Aerosol paints for artistic purpose
  • Aerosol paints for lumber marking
  • Empty paint containers
  • Empty paint aerosols
Lamps and light
  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, round shape, square, "U" shape, etc.)
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HIDs)
Cells and batteries
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Alkaline/Single-Use
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Automotive/Wet Cell
  • Cellphones

All products not on the list will be refused in stores.
To find a collection site, we invite you to contact your municipality or visit the following organizations:

Paint Recycling - Eco-peinture - http://www.ecopeinture.ca/
Light Recycling - Recycfluo - http://www.recycfluo.ca/
Cells and Batteries Recycling - Call 2 Recycle - http://www.call2recycle.ca/
Electronic Recycling - Association pour le recyclage des produits électoniques (ARPE) - http://recyclermeselectroniques.ca/qc/
Oil Recycling - Société de gestion des huiles usagées (SOGHU) - http://soghu.com/
Tire Recycling - Résidus domestiques dangeureux (RDD) - Recyc-Québec - https://www.recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/

icon-arrow-down Nouveau-Brunswick

Recycling program Accepted products by program
Paint
  • 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
  • Aerosol paint of all types, including automotive, industrial and craft
Lamps and light
  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, round shape, square, "U" shape, etc.)
  • UV & Germicidal
  • Incandescent & Halogen
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
  • Ultra High Performance (UHP, replacement projector lamps)
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HIDs)
Cells and batteries
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Alkaline/Single-Use
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Automotive/Wet Cell
  • Cellphones

All products not on the list will be refused in stores.
To find a collection site, we invite you to contact your municipality or visit the following organizations:

Paint Recycling - ReGeneration - http://www.regeneration.ca/
Cells & Batteries Recycling - Call 2 Recycle - http://www.call2recycle.ca/
Electronic Recycling - Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) - http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/
Oil Recycling - Société de gestion des huiles usagées de l’Atlantique (SOGHUOMA) - http://soghu.com/fr/?prov=nb
Tire Recycling - Recycle NB - https://www.recyclenb.com/fr/programmes/

icon-arrow-down Nova Scotia

Recycling program Accepted products by program
Paint
  • 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)
  • Aerosol paint of all types, including automotive, industrial and craft
Lamps and light
  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, round shape, square, "U" shape, etc.)
  • UV & Germicidal
  • Incandescent & Halogen
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
  • Ultra High Performance (UHP, replacement projector lamps)
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HIDs)
Cells and batteries
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Alkaline/Single-Use
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Automotive/Wet Cell
  • Cellphones

All products not on the list will be refused in stores.
To find a collection site, we invite you to contact your municipality or visit the following organizations:

Paint Recycling - ReGeneration - http://www.regeneration.ca/
Cells & Batteries Recycling - Call 2 Recycle - http://www.call2recycle.ca/
Electronic Recycling - Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) - http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/ns/
Tire Recycling - Résidus domestiques dangeureux (RDD)/Huiles/ - Nova Scotia Resource Recovery Fund Board Inc. (RRFB) - http://www.putwasteinitsplace.ca/used-tires.asp

icon-arrow-down Newfoundland and Labrador

Recycling program Accepted products by program
Paint
  • 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
  • Aerosol paint of all types, including automotive, industrial and craft
Lamps and light
  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, round shape, square, "U" shape, etc.)
  • UV & Germicidal
  • Incandescent & Halogen
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
  • Ultra High Performance (UHP, replacement projector lamps)
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HIDs)
Cells and batteries
  • Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Alkaline/Single-Use
  • Lithium Primary Batteries
  • Automotive/Wet Cell
  • Cellphones

All products not on the list will be refused in stores.
To find a collection site, we invite you to contact your municipality or visit the following organizations:

Paint Recycling - ReGeneration - http://www.regeneration.ca/
Cells & Batteries recycling - Call 2 Recycle - http://www.call2recycle.ca/
Electronic Recycling - Electronic Product Recycling Association (EPRA) - http://recyclemyelectronics.ca/nl/
Tire Recycling/Résidus domestiques dangeureux (RDD)/Huiles/ - Multi Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) - http://www.mmsb.nl.ca/

Here is what happens to used products collected by RONA.

Product Method For more information:
Paint
  • Paint is recycled into new paint products like our RONA ECO paint, or into industrial additives;
  • The metal and plastic from the containers are recycled for use in new products;
  • Products that cannot be recycled are used in energy reclamation.
Regeneration.ca Ecopeinture.ca
Lamps
  • The mercury and phosphorus are recycled to produce lighting products;
  • The metal is recycled into other products;
  • The glass is used in industrial processes.
Regeneration.ca
Batteries
  • Batteries are used to manufacture new products.
appelarecycler.ca
Tool accessories
  • Blades and tool accessories are refurbished or recycled into new Exchange-a-blade products.
exchangeablade.com