Boucherville, Quebec-based RONA, the largest Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and gardening products, announced the launch of a used paint recovery program across its stores in Ontario. The program, which will kick off July 1, is the first to recover paint in Ontario as part of the new Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program Plan.
The MHSW program is being implemented by Stewardship Ontario, an industry organization that developed the plan in conjunction with Waste Diversion Ontario, an organization set up by the provincial government to oversee waste diversion programs in Ontario.
“This new program for municipal hazardous or special waste, often called 'household hazardous waste,' will help ensure that consumer products such as leftover paints and solvents are collected so they can be reused and recycled,” said Glenda Gies, executive director of Waste Diversion Ontario. “RON