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Municipal Hazardous Waste



  • For your own protection, deliver the hazardous waste material labeled in the trunk of your car
  • DO NOT mix materials.
  • All materials must be clearly marked.
  • If the container is damaged, package the container in a plastic bag in order not to spill it during the journey to the collection site.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after handling the chemicals.


  • Automotive and Garage products
    Antifreeze, Transmission fluid, batteries and battery acid, gasoline, diesel fuel kerosene, motor oil, auto waxes, automotive fluids.
  • Household Cleaning Products
    Ammonia-based, chlorine bleach, disinfectants, drain decloggers (acids and bases), oven cleaners, window cleaners
  • Miscellaneous Products
    Aerosols (empty containers as well), thinners and turpentine, dry cell batteries (disposable & rechargeable), propane cylinders, BBQ lighter fluids, fluorescent light tubes and bulbs (unbroken), photographic chemicals, pharmaceuticals (medicines & old prescriptions) and sharps (place in a rigid plastic container),nail polish & nail polish remover, thermometers, thermostats and switches, glues and adhesives, pool chemicals and bleach (DO NOT MIX. Keep separate from each other and from other chemicals)
  • Paints and paint related materials – DO NOT mix latex with oil base paint
    -Oil base and latex paint, furniture and paint strippers, driveway sealers and roof patch, brush cleaners, primers, stains, varnishes, wood preservative, linseed oil, wood stains, varsol, solvents
  • Pesticides and garden products
    -Flea collars and sprays, mothballs, roach and ant poisons, arsenicals, fungicides, fertilizers,
    insecticides, weed killers (herbicide), (slugs & snail bait), rat and mouse poisons


  • Recreation Centre Parking Lot, 4 Maple Street
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL Charley Goheen at 864-1330


  • NO commercial, industrial or institutional wastes will be accepted.
  • Radioactive materials, explosives, fireworks, ammunition, biological wastes, PCB wastes, helium or Freon tanks or unknown waste.
  • Old electronics and tires will not be accepted at this event.

Municipal Hazardous Waste

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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