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Household Hazardous Waste

Not Accepted

The following items are not accepted at ANY Product Care collection site.

  • Commercial, industrial or agricultural products
  • Unidentifiable, unknown or unlabelled products
  • Leaking or improperly sealed products
  • Mercury switches
  • Fertilizer
  • Non-aerosol automotive paint
  • Non-aerosol craft paint
  • Quick-drying or line-making paint
  • Two-part or component paint containing catalyst or activator
  • Paint in glass containers
  • Brushes, rags and rollers
  • Wine and distilled spirits
  • Refillable propane cylinders
  • Ammunition
  • Drugs and medicine: www.healthsteward.ca
  • Caulking compound
  • Diesel
  • Medical sharps
  • Insect repellents, disinfectants and pet products
  • Cosmetics

Did you know, that some items that we use on a regular basis are household hazardous waste? Did you know that we should not put these items into the landfill? So when you are doing your next fall or spring cleaning, please keep in mind what is hazardous and bring them to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.

Accepted Products

Household Paint

Paint products including aerosols are accepted at any paint collection site.

  • Interior and exterior paints
  • Latex, acrylic, water-based paints
  • Alkyd, enamel, oil-based paints
  • Deck coatings, floor paints
  • Deck costings, floor paints
  • Single component varnishes and urethanes
  • Concrete, masonry, drywall and stucco paints
  • Metal and wood primers
  • Undercoats
  • Marine Paint *
  • Wood finishing oils
  • Melamine, metal and anti-rust paint, stains, and shellac
  • Single Component swimming pool paint
  • Stain blocking paint
  • Block filters
  • Wood, masonry, driveway sealers and water repellants
  • All types of paint aerosols

*Unless registered under Pest Control Product Act Maximum container size is 25 litres and 660 grams or 24 ounces for aerosols.

Flammable Liquids and Waste Gasoline

Products that display the flammable symbol and is a liquid or aerosol. Gasoline will be accepted only in an approved gas can or jerry can. For safety reasons, the gasoline container cannot be returned to the consumer at drop off.

  • Gasoline
  • Acetone
  • BBQ lighter fluid
  • Camping fuel
  • Fondue fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Flammable degreasers
  • Flammable lubricants
  • Flammable liquid adhesives
  • Flammable fuel treatment and additives
  • Methanol
  • Methyl Hydrate
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Paint strippers
  • Paint thinners
  • Paint and varnish removed
  • Turpentine
  • Varsol
  • Other flammable solvents
  • Leftover, stale or old gasoline contaminated with oil or water

Maximum container size for flammable liquids is 10 litres and 660 grams or 24 ounces for aerosols. Maximum container size for gasoline is 25 litres

Pesticides

Consumer pesticides that have the poison (skull & cross bones) symbol, the Pest Control Product (PCP) number and the word “Domestic” on the label.

  • Liquid and solid pesticides
  • Aerosol containers

Maximum container size is 10 litres and 660 grams or 24 ounces for aerosols.

Toxics

Products that display the poison symbol, says “Danger” and is a liquid or aerosol.

  • Furniture stripper
  • Automotive additives
  • Lubricants
  • Tar and bug remover 

Maximum container size is 10 litres and 660 grams or 24 ounces for aerosols.

Corrosives

Products that display the corrosive symbol, and is a liquid, aerosol or solid.

  • Rust remover
  • Masonry cleaner
  • Pool and hot tub cleaners
  • Grout cleaner

Maximum container size is 10 litres and 660 grams or 24 ounces for aerosols.

Physically Hazardous (Non-refillable fuel gas cylinders)

Products that display both the flammable symbol and explosive symbol.

  • Fuel cylinders
  • Camping cylinders
  • Butane cylinders 

Maximum container size is 5kg and not refillable.

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