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Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste includes products that are:

  • Corrosive — Can eat away at surfaces, including skin.
    • Examples: Batteries, drain cleaners and oven cleaners
  • Flammable — Burn or ignite easily.
    • Examples: Paints, oils and barbeque starters
  • Explosive — Can explode when mixed with other chemicals or react under pressure or heat.
    • Examples: Aerosols and propane tanks
  • Toxic/Poisonous — Can be poisonous or lethal to living organisms, even in small quantities.
    • Examples: Bleach, cleaning fluids and pesticides

Where is the City's household hazardous waste collection site?

The household hazardous waste collection site is located at the Recycling Depot, 7 Chevigny St, in the Campbell Business Park. For more information about this location, including hours of operation, please visit the Recycling Depot page.

What types of household hazardous waste does the Recycling Depot accept?

Paint, paint cans and aerosols including:
  • Concrete and driveway (non-tar based) paints
  • Deck, porch and floor paints
  • Empty paint cans and pails
  • Enamels
  • Fence and barn paints
  • Interior and exterior latex (water-based) and alkyd (oil-based) paints
  • Interior and exterior varnishes and urethanes
  • Marine paint (must not contain pesticides)
  • Non-catalyzed and non-nitrocellulous lacquers and paints
  • Paint aerosols
  • Primers, undercoats and water repellent sealers
  • Rust and decorative metal paints
  • Shellac
  • Tree marking paints
  • Wood finishing oils and stain
Most types of household cleaners including:
  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Acetone
  • Aerosol paints/sprays
  • Air fresheners (aerosol)
  • All-purpose cleaners (solvent-based)
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Car batteries
  • Car waxes/polishes (solvent and water-based)
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Degreasers (petroleum based)
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Fabric softeners
  • Fungicides (small quantities)
  • Furniture polishes/waxes
  • Glass cleaners
  • Lye
  • Mildew Remover
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Oven cleaners
  • Paint thinners and strippers
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Rust remover
  • Septic tank degreaser
  • Silver and brass polish
  • Solvents and turpentine
  • Spot removers
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub and tile cleaners
  • Windshield washer fluid
Other Materials:
  • Ant/wasp spray
  • Antifreeze
  • Barbecue starters
  • Batteries (small alkaline)
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Butane refills
  • Contact cement
  • Fluorescent lightbulbs
  • Glues (solvent and water-based)
  • Hair colouring products
  • Hairsprays (aerosol)
  • Insecticides (small quantities)
  • Perm solutions
  • Photographic chemicals

  • Used oil, oil filters and oil containers

  • Weed killers

What types of household hazardous waste are not accepted?

The City of St. Albert cannot accept the following:

Materials including:
  • Appliances
  • Commercial biomedical waste
  • Commercial hazardous waste
  • Corrosive products
  • Deck cleaners
  • Epoxies
  • Expired medications
  • Explosives
  • Fibreglass resins
  • Fireworks
  • Galvanizing coatings
  • Gasoline, diesel or any other types of fuels or their containers
  • Munition
  • Paint brushes, rags or rollers
  • Pressurized gases
  • Propane tanks or canisters
  • Radioactive waste
  • Roof patch, tars, and grease
  • Solvents, thinners and mineral spirits
  • Spray adhesives
Types of paint including:
  • Catalyzed and nitrocellulous lacquer and paint
  • Chaulk-based aerosols or liquids
  • Colourants and tints
  • Industrial application paints
  • Ink based aerosols or liquids
  • Non-aerosol automotive paints
  • Paint or wood preservatives containing pesticides
  • Tar-based aerosols or liquids
  • Traffic marking paints
  • Two-part or component paint

Where can I bring items that are not accepted at the City's Recycling Depot?

Residents can bring items not accepted to the City of Edmonton's Eco Stations. For more information, please visit the Eco Stations webpage.

Last edited: November 1, 2017

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