Accepted Household Hazardous Waste

Ever wonder how to safely dispose of your excess or unused household hazardous waste? Depending on what it is, you may take it to our free drop-off site at the Waste Management Facility. Here’s a list of products accepted.

Containers showing examples of types of hazardous waste (JPG)

Accepted Household Hazardous Waste

  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Acetone
  • Aerosol paints/sprays
  • Air fresheners (aerosol)
  • All-purpose cleaners (solvent-based)
  • Ammonia
  • Auto body filler
  • Barbeque starters
  • Batteries
  • Bleach
  • Brake & transmission fluid
  • Butane refills
  • Car (lead-acid) batteries
  • Car waxes/polishes (solvent & water based)
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Contact cement
  • Degreasers
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Fabric softeners
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor wax strippers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs 
  • Fungicides
  • Furniture polishes/waxes 
  • Gasoline
  • Glass cleaners
  • Glues (solvent & water based)
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair perm solutions
  • Hairsprays (aerosol)
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Laundry stain removers
  • Laundry starch
  • Lighter fluid
  • Liquid cleansers
  • Lye
  • Mildew removers
  • Muriatic Acid 
  • Nail polish & nail polish remover
  • Oven cleaners
  • Paint thinners & strippers
  • Paints (oil & water based)
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Products with flammable, corrosive,
    reactive/explosive, toxic/poisonous warning labels
  • Propane gas cylinders (single-use)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rug & upholstery cleaners (water & solvent based)
  • Rust remover
  • Septic tank degreaser
  • Shoe polish
  • Silver & brass polish
  • Solvents, turpentine, varnish, lacquers
  • Spa & pool chemicals
  • Spot removers
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub & tile cleaners
  • Weed killers
  • Windshield washer fluid 
  • Wood preservatives

Household Hazardous Waste NOT Accepted

Other programs:

Call2Recycle - participating retailers accept cell phones and batteries weighing 5 kg or less.

Recycle My Cell - participating retailers accept cell phones and accessories, including batteries.

For more information, call the Blue Line at 403-340-BLUE (2583).