Drop off your aerosols, batteries, lightbulbs, chemicals, used oil/filters, fertilizers and more to the new location, next to the Landfill on Fleet Street.
During opening week, the Depot will be open November 21 to 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. After that, regular Depot hours will be Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. year-round!
Location & Hours of Operation
The new Household Hazardous Materials Depot is located just south of the Landfill entrance on Fleet Street with a separate entrance for residents to drop off their hazardous material.
November 21 to 26
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Regular Hours of Operation
Fridays and Saturdays
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Follow these guidelines when visiting the Hazardous Materials Depot.
- For everyone’s safety, all materials should be left in the original container or labelled to allow for contents to be identified. Do not mix products together.
- Site signage will direct residents to the appropriate disposal area.
- Residents will need to take their materials to the attendants in the building to be sorted.
- Commercial loads are not permitted.
Learn more about items accepted at the Household Hazardous Materials Depot.
- Adhesives - contact cement, caulking, sealer, carpet and linoleum adhesives and glue
- Aerosols - hair spray, insect repellent, lubricant spray and furniture cleaner
- Automotive - used engine oil/filters, antifreeze, carburetor cleaners, car wax, fuel and windshield cleaner
- Batteries - alkaline, lithium, Ni-CAD and nickel metal hydride
- Cleaners - oven cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, spot remover and disinfectants
- Corrosives - drain cleaner, engine degreaser, battery acid and sulphuric acid
- Fire extinguishers
- Fluorescent light bulbs/tubes and compact florescent light bulbs
- Fuels - gas/diesel, kerosene and lamp oil
- LED lightbulbs
- Mercury - mercury and thermometers
- Oxidizers - chlorine, bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizers and hydrogen peroxide
- Paint - in original, labelled container
- Poisons - lawn herbicides, garden chemicals, rat poison and insecticides
- Propane and helium cylinders
- Solvents - paint thinner, acetone, varsol, alcohol and benzene
Certain items are not accepted at the depot.
- Explosives or firearms (including ammunition, gunpowder, firecrackers and fireworks)
- Radioactive materials
- Sharps and biohazardous materials
- Microwaves or water coolers
- Unlabelled material
- Crystallized material
- Rimless scrap tires
SARCAN Recycling collects unused paint and electronics year-round. If you have unused or unwanted paint and end-of-life electronics, take them to your nearest SARCAN depot. SARCAN also accepts empty paint cans. Read more about SARCAN’s recycling programs.
Learn how to dispose of other hazardous materials by using the Waste Wizard search tool.
Follow the storage instructions on the product label. Storage requirements vary based on the hazardous property a material has.
- Tightly cap all containers.
- Where allowed, store containers together in a large heavy-duty plastic container to prevent potential spillage.
- Make sure you store flammable products in the recommended temperature range.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do a periodic check on the storage area to ensure no problems have occurred.
- Be sure there are no apparent fumes.
- Ensure you can clearly see each label.
- The containers should be clear of rust, bulges, dents or leaks.
- Never pour or flush household hazardous waste materials down the drain. Chemicals can corrode pipes and cause issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.