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-nitrocellulose 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|
|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|
|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:
|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|
|Types of Paint Including:|
|Catalyzed and nitrocellulose 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?
Last edited: November 8, 2019