Safely Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

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Household hazardous items such as propane tanks, oil and chemicals don’t belong in your carts. If a container has a hazardous symbol, bring it to a household hazardous drop-off location, even empty containers. Other hazardous items include bear spray canisters, paint and paint cans, automotive batteries, nail polish and remover, and gas or oil.

  • Store items in a safe place out of reach of children and pets until you can dispose of them
  • Place leftover chemicals in a clearly labeled, sealed container – use the original container if possible
  • Take these items to a City landfill or designated fire station for safe disposal
  • Reduce your hazardous waste by choosing greener alternatives, like shaving soap instead of aerosol shaving cream

For details and locations, visit www.calgary.ca/hhw.