Household hazardous waste drop-off - Items we accept

Did you know there are household hazardous waste drop-off locations where you can dispose of chemicals, paint or other dangerous products?

Before you drop off items, make sure they are stored, labelled, and sealed properly.

These household hazardous waste materials can pose a danger to our workers, your family, your pets, your neighbourhood and the environment.

YES - We accept these household hazardous waste items

Old and used chemicals as well as empty containers for the below items can be dropped off.


Automotive chemicals

  • Antifreeze
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Rust inhibitors
  • Rust removers
  • Solvents


  • Automotive batteries (These are lead-acid batteries. This also includes batteries for motorcycles, RVs, lawn mowers, golf carts and wheel chairs)

Motor oil (limits apply) and gasoline – if you want to keep your container, you must empty your oil at a City landfill Throw 'n' Go. This option is not available at fire hall locations.

Health care and hobby

Health care

Hobby arts and crafts

  • Artist paint and inks
  • Glues and cements
  • Photographic chemicals


Garden and pest chemicals

  • Ant and rodent killer
  • Fertilizers
  • Weed killer


Cleaning chemicals

  • Bleach and ammonia
  • Cleaning solvents and spot removers
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain, toilet and window cleaners
  • Hot tub and swimming pool chemicals
  • Oven cleaners
  • Septic tank cleaners
  • Waterproofers

Home renovation

Paints, paint removers and paint cans

  • Alkyd, latex and oil-based paints
  • Lacquers, stains and varnishes
  • Paint thinners, strippers and solvents
  • Wood preservatives

Thermostat with manual dial

Fluorescent bulbs (with conditions)

Pressurized tanks

Propane tanks

Helium tanks

  • 8.9 cubic feet and 14.9 cubic feet (rupture disk must be punctured)

Fire extinguishers

NO - We don't accept these household hazardous waste items

If you're unsure of how to dispose of an item, check What Goes Where.