These items contain toxic ingredients and should be used and disposed of with caution.
Household Hazardous Waste needs special handling
Paints, pesticides, propane tanks, batteries, syringes, used motor oil and many cleaning products are just some examples of household hazardous wastes, that are used daily by residents. They contain toxic ingredients. Use them carefully and dispose of them safely. Do not place out for regular garbage or Blue Bin recycling pick-up. Please do not pour motor oil, paints or solvents down your drain or into sewers.
Household Hazardous Waste WILL NOT be collected with your garbage or Blue Bin recyclables. You can dispose of it easily at:
- Drop-off Depots that accept HHW
- Community Environment Days
- Free pick-up by the City
- Orange Drop Program
Pharmacies for medication and needles
|Corrosive: Corrosive such as car battery acid and drain cleaners that will eat away at material and injure skin.||Flammable: Flammable such as lighter fluid, turpentine and gasoline that can ignite.||Explosive: Explosive such as aerosol containers that may explode if incinerated or stored above 50 degrees Celsius.||Poisonous: Poisonous such as cleaning fluids, pesticides and medicines that can be poisonous or lethal, even in small quantities, to adults, children and pets.|
|Free pick-up of HHW (appointment needed)||Pick-up instructions (following confirmed appointment)|
What is considered HHW?
|Car products, motor oil, windshield fluid||Household cleaning products||Paints, glue, primers, stains||Pesticides and garden products|
|Cooking oil||Batteries||Propane tanks||CFLs, syringes, medical sharps|
|Medication||Air fresheners, swimming pool chemicals|