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Household hazardous waste drop-off - materials 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 materials, 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.

What household hazardous materials does The City of Calgary accept?

Automotive products

Automotive chemicals

  • Antifreeze
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Gasoline
  • 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

Health care & hobby products

Health care

Hobby arts and crafts

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

Products for your yard

Garden and pest chemicals

  • Ant and rodent killer
  • Fertilizers
  • Weed killer

Cleaning products

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 renovations & building products

Paints, paint removers and paint cans

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

Smoke detectors

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

What household hazardous materials we don't accept

 E.g. cardboard

If you're unsure of how to dispose of an item, check out our online recycling search tool to find out what goes where.