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How to safely dispose of motor oil

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Dispose of it safely

You can take up to 20 litres of household chemicals per week, along with filters to any of The City landfill Throw 'n' Go areas or designated fire stations free of charge* as part of the Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Landfill Throw 'n' Go areas are available when the landfills are open. The Household Hazardous Waste drop-offs at designated fire stations are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Note: charges will apply at the Throw 'n' Go for mixed loads containing more than just household hazardous waste.

Never flush motor oil down your toilet, sink or drain as it is harmful to the environment and may damage the pipes in your home.

Household hazardous waste must be properly labelled and packaged:

  • Leave your leftover household hazardous waste in the original container or make sure it is clearly labelled indicating the true contents.
  • Your leftover household hazardous waste should be packaged securely in a sealed, spill-proof container.
  • If you would like to keep your container (jerry can, etc.) after disposing of the oil, you must go to one of the three landfill Throw 'n' Go areas.

Empty oil containers can be placed in your black cart.


Dispose of it safely

For large commercial quantities visit the Alberta Used Oil Management Association website for drop off locations or call toll-free 1-800-463-6326. You can also refer to Alberta's Recycling Hotline for disposal options.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

Motor oil

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