Day 4, Selling a Home – What Do you do with Your Unused Paint?

I found tons of unused paint in the closet – anything from half can to 1/8 of can in various shades and colours. What do you do with all the treasure? Cant just  throw it in the garbage, as household paint is considered toxic waste, so had to find a drop off facility – everything has to be a challenge….
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There is a city program called “Orange Drop” – here is a quick link for you! You could always go there, enter your postal code and a type of hazardous material you have to get rid off and it will give you a list of close-by companies that would accept your waste. Here you go!1. Home Depot – the largest and most known home renovation store – DOES NOT participate in this Orange Drop program. Nice, right? Buy from us – recycle somewhere else! And this is precisely where I was getting all the paint – not anymore though….

2. Lowes – in it, but will only accept the paint you bought from them.

3. Rona – in it, but according to the lady with terrified voice who answered the phone, they have limitations. To learn about “limitations” I was placed on a permanent hold, gave up after 15 minutes and hang up.

4. City of Toronto – has a bunch of location where you could drop your hazardous waste, but it appears to be on a “per event” basis. The closest event I was able to find starts June 6. Sorry, I dont feel like tripping over the paint cans for another month….

5. And finally, Akzo Nobel (ICI Paints)!!!! Very polite fellow answered all my questions, said they are accepting all kinds of paint, no matter were you bought it, he also mentioned, that if paint completely dried out inside the can, it is no longer considered hazardous waste and could go into a regular black garbage. At the end, I was told that they also run a promotion now – buy one gallon of paint – get second one free – good to know!

Now, 10 points will go to however could guess where I am buying my paint from now on!

Happy painting!
More for your lovely garden:

How Plants Are Having Sex in Your Garden
How to build Wild Life Pond

More on Home Value

Realtor.CA – Did You Know?
Home Appraisal – Why is it Important to Know Your Home Market Value
Real Estate Bubble, and how Buyers Make It Happen

More Tips for Home Buyer

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Neighborhood to Live In
5 Tips for Pleasant Home Shopping Experience
Offer Presentation In Person
Pros and Cons of Buying With Listing Agent
Grow House Anyone? Help yourself – there is plenty around!
12 Steps To Buy Your First Home
Types of Homes – Learning Real Estate Terms
First Time Home Buyers – Wonderful Video For You by CMHC
Discount Real Estate Brokers – Illusion and Reality or Free Cheese, Get now – Pay later
Moving Checklist –  based on the list from Martha Stewart
Some More Mortgage Terms and Rates
Mortgage Basics
Your Home and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
10 Reasons Why You Need a Realtor to Buy a House

More Tips for the Home Seller:

Mr. and Mrs. Home Seller, please, Leave the Premises!!!!
Home Seller Tips – Take Lots of Photographs of Your Garden
Closing Your Pool for the Winter – Homeowner Tips
National Do-Not-Call-List – Do You Really Know What this is?
Video Tours, Virtual Tours or a Combination of both
Making Your House Buyer Friendly – 10 Seller’s Best Friends
Please, Don’t Let the Cat Out – you gotta be kidding me!
Handymen Gone Handless or possibly brainfree!
Moving Checklist
Discount Real Estate Brokers – Illusion and Reality or Free Cheese, Get now – Pay later

Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty – delivering Wealth of Real Estate!


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