Accepted Household Hazardous Waste

Safely dispose of your excess or unused household hazardous waste by dropping it off free of charge at the household hazardous waste drop-off site at the Waste Management Facility.

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).