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

What types of household hazardous waste are not accepted?

The City of St. Albert cannot accept the following:

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

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Last edited: February 17, 2021