Bleach, drain and toilet cleaners, hot tub and swimming pool chemicals, oven cleaners, spot removers and carpet cleaners, photo chemicals, glues and adhesives and other similar substances
Paints and Stains
All household paint, wood stains, varnish, paint thinner and spray paint
Maximum container size: 20L
Propane bottles and tanks (max 20 lbs), fire extinguishers and aerosol cans (full, partly full or that once held a hazardous substance)
Yard and Garden Chemicals
All fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides
Household Hazardous Waste Safety Tips
Keep materials in their original containers.
Never mix hazardous materials together. This can cause dangerous reactions.
Keep oil and chemicals away from drains and storm sewers, which lead directly to our river.
Check that your containers are secure and leak-free before transporting them.
Share any special handling information with Eco Station staff.
E-waste, or electronic waste, refers to unwanted electronic products like old computers, cell phones and home appliances.
E-waste contains metals like lead, mercury and cadmium that are harmful to the environment if buried in a landfill. When brought to an Eco Station, these and other valuable materials are recovered and recycled into new products.
Bring anything with a battery or cord to an Eco Station. Except for items containing refrigerants, drop-off is always free.
Fans, rice cookers, coffee makers, toasters, hair dryers and similar items
Stoves, dishwashers, washing machines and similar items
Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and water coolers - $20 per item for refrigerant (CFC) removal
Computers and computer components, televisions, cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, electronic toys and similar items
Accepted Items - From Businesses
Businesses (including junk removal companies) and other non-residential organizations can also drop off waste at Eco Stations. The accepted items and fees are the same as those listed for residents, with some important exceptions:
Hazardous waste is not accepted from businesses/non-residential organizations. This includes oil and other automotive fluids, paint, cleaning solutions, batteries, and all other poisonous, reactive, flammable or corrosive substances. This waste must be collected by a private hazardous waste hauler.
Ballasts containing PCBs are not accepted from businesses/non-residential organizations.
There is a fee to drop off light bulbs and fluorescent tubes (50¢ per CFL, $1 per tube) for businesses/non-residential organizations.
Battery Recycle Retailers
When batteries enter the residential waste stream, they can leak toxic chemicals into the air, soil and water. They can also interact with other items in the trash and explode or catch fire. Avoid the risk by dropping off used batteries - big and small - at an Eco Station or participating business.