The City of Guelph’s Paint+ Reuse Program was recognized with the 2011 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) – Bronze Award in the Special Waste category. The SWANA Excellence Awards recognize outstanding solid waste programs that advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound solid waste management. The City’s Solid Waste Resources Division competed against other North American municipalities.
The Paint+ Reuse Program is an environmentally beneficial reuse program, in line with the 3Rs—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Between 2008 and 2010, the Paint+ Reuse Centre has welcomed a total of 2,763 residents and distributed more than 38,000 litres of material for reuse in the community.