Household Hazardous Waste Days
The City hosts a number of Household Hazardous Waste Days for residents to drop-off their household hazardous materials. Materials will be recycled and disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Please do not dispose of household hazardous waste in your garbage or by pouring items down the drain or stormwater sewers as it will harm the environment.
Our Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site is located at 2400 6th Avenue. Enter off 6th Avenue from Broad Street using the westbound lane.
We accept household hazardous waste such as chemicals, fertilizers, aerosols, paint, batteries and light bulbs.
- Appliances and electronics are no longer accepted. Learn how to dispose of your hazardous waste by using the Waste Wizard search tool.
- If you bring your household waste in bags, boxes or other containers, the containers will not be returned.
- Household Hazardous Waste Day is for residents only. Vehicles bringing hazardous waste from business activities are not permitted.
Learn more about items accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Site.
- 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 extinguisher
- 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 drop-off site.
- 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 information about SARCAN’s recycling programs.
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.
- Please remain in your vehicle at all times.
- Keep personal belongings away from items you’d like to dispose of as event staff unload your vehicle.
- No smoking is allowed on site.
- Do not attend the event if you are sick.
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 of flush household hazardous waste materials down the drain. Chemicals can corrode pipes and cause issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.