In Calgary, you can dispose of household hazardous waste such as paint, oil and chemicals at any of our drop-off locations. These include any of our Landfill Throw 'N' Go areas or fire stations that have a special storage depot.
Household hazardous waste drop off locations
Household hazardous waste can be taken to one of the following year-round locations.
Fire stations are open for drop-off seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please note: If there is mixed garbage in your load, charges will apply. Learn more about acceptable materials and landfill hours at our landfill information page.
About this program
This program is run by Waste & Recycling Services and the Calgary Fire Department.
If you are a business owner or industrial operator, and you have hazardous waste, please call The City of Calgary at 311 or look in the local Yellow Pages under "Waste Disposal - Hazardous" for alternative disposal options. Additionally, once we accept materials, we do not release them back to the public.
The provincial government funds the disposal of household hazardous waste for all Albertans. The recycling or disposal of paint is overseen by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority ARMA).
The recycling or disposal of used oil, oil containers, and oil filters program is overseen by the Alberta Used Management Association (AUOMA).
What does The City do with the hazardous waste?
All chemicals are recycled or safely treated and disposed of at the Swan Hills Waste Treatment Centre in accordance with strict Alberta Environment regulations.
Items including used motor oil, used glycol (anti-freeze), propane tanks, vehicle batteries, used oil containers, paint and paint containers are sold to private companies for recycling.