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) paintscheck mark  Non-catalyzed and non-nitrocellulose lacquers and paints
check mark  Deck, porch and floor paintscheck mark  Paint aerosols
check mark  Empty paint cans and pailscheck mark  Primers, undercoats and water repellent sealers
check mark  Enamelscheck mark  Rust and decorative metal paints
check mark  Fence and barn paintscheck mark  Shellac
check mark  Interior and exterior latex (water-based) and alkyd (oil-based) paintscheck mark  Tree marking paints
check mark  Interior and exterior varnishes and urethanescheck mark  Wood finishing oils and stain
check mark  Marine paint (must not contain pesticides) 
Most types of household cleaners, including: 
check mark  Abrasive cleanerscheck mark  Mildew Remover
check mark  Acetonecheck mark  Nail polish and remover
check mark  Aerosol paints/sprayscheck 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  Ammoniacheck mark  Septic tank degreaser
check mark  Bleachcheck mark  Silver and brass polish
check mark  Car batteriescheck mark  Solvents and turpentine
check mark  Car waxes/polishes (solvent and water-based)check mark  Spot removers
check mark  Carbon tetrachloridecheck mark  Lye
check mark  Degreasers (petroleum-based)check mark  Toilet cleaners
check mark  Disinfectantscheck mark  Tub and tile cleaners
check mark  Drain cleanerscheck mark  Rubbing alcohol
check mark  Fabric softenerscheck mark  Rug and upholstery cleaners            
check mark  Fungicides (small quantities)check mark  Windshield washer fluid
check mark  Glass cleanerscheck mark  Furniture polishes/waxes
Other Materials        
check mark  Ant/wasp spraycheck mark  Glues (solvent and water-based)
check mark  Antifreezecheck mark  Hair colouring products
check mark  Barbecue starterscheck mark  Hairsprays (aerosol)
check mark  Batteries (small alkaline)               check mark  Insecticides (small quantities)
check mark  Brake and transmission fluidcheck mark  Perm solutions
check mark  Butane refillscheck mark  Photographic chemicals
check mark  Contact cementcheck mark  Used oil, oil filters and oil containers
check mark  Fluorescent lightbulbscheck mark  Weed killers

What types of household hazardous waste are not accepted?

The City of St. Albert cannot accept the following:

Materials Including: 
xmark  Appliancesxmark  Galvanizing coatings
xmark  Commercial biomedical waste                                         xmark  Gasoline, diesel or any other types of fuels or their containers
xmark  Commercial hazardous wastexmark  Munition
xmark  Corrosive productsxmark  Paint brushes, rags or rollers
xmark  Deck cleanersxmark  Pressurized gases
xmark  Epoxiesxmark  Propane tanks or canisters
xmark  Expired medicationsxmark  Radioactive waste
xmark  Explosivesxmark  Roof patch, tars, and grease
xmark  Fibreglass resinsxmark  Solvents, thinners and mineral spirits
xmark  Fireworksxmark  Spray adhesives
Types of Paint Including: 
xmark  Catalyzed and nitrocellulose lacquer and paintxmark  Non-aerosol automotive paints
xmark  Chalk-based aerosols or liquidsxmark  Paint or wood preservatives containing pesticides
xmark  Colourants and tintsxmark  Tar-based aerosols or liquids
xmark  Industrial application paintsxmark  Traffic marking paints
xmark  Ink based aerosols or liquidsxmark  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