Household Hazardous Waste
Some examples of hazardous materials you may find around your home
nail polish remover
old propane tanks
flea collars and sprays
stains and finishes
used motor oil
North Americans generate over 1.76 million tons (over 3.5 billion pounds) of hazardous household waste (HHW) each year. Although HHW makes up a very small percentage of the waste stream, it causes a large part of the environmental damage that occurs in waste handling and disposal.
Products labelled as corrosive, flammable, reactive or toxic should be disposed of only at a hazardous waste facility. Even if they don't have warning labels, it's safe to assume that products like paint, motor oil and old propane tanks are potentially hazardous too.
Most of these wastes are produced by industry. Hazardous wastes are an unfortunate by-product of the manufacture of metals and plastics, computer equipment, dyes and paints, among other commodities.
The Municipal Office is now a depot for collection of household and rechargeable batteries along with cell phones under the Call2Recycle program. This program is operated by a non-profit as a public service and attempts to collect hazardous materials and divert them from our landfill.
There is no cost to the user or the municipality. Please do your part to use this service to keep these materials out of our landfill and ultimately our groundwater.
The office is open Monday- Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
For more information please visit the Call2Recycle website at call2recycle.ca