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September 4, 2012
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Got Leftover Paint? Recycle It! PEI residents now have a free and easy way to recycle their leftover paint

Environment, Labour and Justice

Starting Labour Day, Islanders can drop off their leftover paint for free at one of six Product Care collection sites located throughout PEI. This new program ensures that leftover paint is kept out of the landfill and away from our streams and waterways.

“Our province has been diligently working to reduce the waste that ends up in our landfill system. The recovery and reuse of discarded paint is an important step forward in waste reduction and environmental responsibility,” said Janice Sherry, Minister of Environment, Labour and Justice. “Islanders can continue to bring their discarded paint to drop-off points as they have since the Waste Watch system began, but now this unwanted paint will be given a new use instead of being treated as waste.”

This industry-led stewardship program is operated by Product Care Association on behalf of paint manufacturers and retailers in PEI in response to the Environmental Protection Act. The program shifts the cost and burden of managing leftover paint from local municipalities to industry.

“We are pleased to launch this program in partnership with Island Waste Management and look forward to establishing additional permanent collection sites across the island making paint recycling even easier in PEI,” says Mark Kurschner, president of Product Care Association.

Product Care Association joins other industry-led product stewardship programs approved in PEI, including the successful electronics recycling program.

For more information or to find a collection site, visit or call 1-888-280-8111.

About Product Care

Product Care is a not-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs for household hazardous and special waste on behalf of its members across Canada. Product Care programs help protect the environment by diverting leftover and end-of-life products from landfills, waterways and sewers.

Media Contact: Ron Ryder
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