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Municipal Hazardous Waste

The Next Hazardous Household Event is Saturday June 19th from 9-2pm at the Recreation Centre Parking Lot.  Please follow all COVID-19 safety precautions.

graphics1Municipal Hazardous Waste are materials that can be hazardous to people and the environment, if not disposed of properly.

Our landfills, storm drains and sewage treatment plants are not designed to treat chemical wastes.


Common Municipal Hazardous Wastes

Some household items include Aerosol cans, Aluminum cleaners, Ammonia based cleaners, Drain cleaners, Furniture polish, Oven cleaners, Insect sprays, Disinfectants, Nail polish, Toilet bowl cleaner, Tub & tile cleaners, Mercury thermometers, Automatic transmission fluid, Battery acid, Brake fluid, Diesel fuel, Motor oil, Fuel oil, Antifreeze, Gasoline, Gas/Oil mixtures, Paint, Paint stripper, Turpentine, Varnish, Wood preservative Rust remover, etc.

Proper Disposal

Throwing these chemicals in the garbage or pouring them down the drain can be dangerous to our families and our environment. That's why we encourage everyone to follow the "Bud" rule:

  • Buy only what you need
  • Use it all up
  • Drop off the rest at a local drop off site to be recycled, reprocessed or safely disposed of


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