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Handling Household Hazardous Waste Safely

Do not mix different types of hazardous wastes in a bottle or container. Doing so can be extremely dangerous. Keep materials in their original containers.

It is advisable to use rubber gloves, safety glasses, and to be sure that arms and legs are covered.

Make sure the containers used for transporting the hazardous waste are secure and leak-free. When driving with hazardous waste in your vehicle be sure your load is secure and cannot spill.

If you have special directions or information on how a certain product should be handled, let the Eco Station staff know.


Household Hazardous Waste Examples

Household hazardous waste should be taken to an Eco Station for proper disposal, because if not handled properly it can be harmful to people and the environment. This includes items such as: 

Automotive

  • Motor oil (max container size 20 litres), oil filters
  • Car batteries, antifreeze, gas, diesel|
  • All automotive fluids, rust remover (max container size 20 litres)

Batteries

  • All kinds

Chemicals and Cleaners

  • Bleach, drain, toilet, oven cleaners, spot removers
  • Herbicide, pesticide, fertilizer
  • Photo chemicals and glues

Lighting

  • All light bulbs, fluorescent tubes/ballasts, lighting fixtures

Paints and Stains

  • Paints and stains (including aerosols). Full or empty, max container size 20 litres

Other

  • Aerosol cans (empty, full or partially full)
  • Caulking, cement powder
  • Fire extinguishers, propane tanks or bottles (max 20 lbs)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Needles and syringes (packaged in a thick screw-top plastic bottle like a laundry-detergent bottle)

* Note: Commercial hazardous waste is not accepted at Eco Stations.


For More Information

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca