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

What types of household hazardous waste are not accepted?

The City of St. Albert cannot accept the following:

Materials Including:
Appliances Galvanizing coatings
Commercial biomedical waste Gasoline, diesel or any other types of fuels or their containers
Commercial hazardous waste Munition
Corrosive products Paint brushes, rags or rollers
Deck cleaners Pressurized gases
Epoxies Propane tanks or canisters
Expired medications Radioactive waste
Explosives Roof patch, tars, and grease
Fibreglass resins Solvents, thinners and mineral spirits
Fireworks Spray adhesives
Types of paint including:
Catalyzed and nitrocellulous lacquer and paint Non-aerosol automotive paints
Chaulk-based aerosols or liquids Paint or wood preservatives containing pesticides
Colourants and tints Tar-based aerosols or liquids
Industrial application paints Traffic marking paints
Ink based aerosols or liquids 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: August 19, 2019

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