2020 Spring Household Hazardous Waste Roundup

Posted On Wednesday June 10, 2020

WHEN: Friday, June 19th 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 20th 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Recreation Centre Parking Lot, 4512-53 Street, Camrose

Now is the opportunity to clean out all those half-empty containers that may be dangerous if dumped down the drain, poured on the ground, or even sent to the Camrose Regional Landfill.

Every householder uses products in the house and garden containing chemicals that are hazardous when disposed of improperly. Mixed together in landfills, these chemicals can be dangerous – to the workers and to the environment.

Keep your materials in their original containers. If the container is broken or cracked, place it inside leak-proof package and label it. If you discover jars or cans of unidentified chemicals, take them to the Round-Up and tell a staff person you are unsure of the contents.

Any container that cautions about careful use of the product or disposal of the container should be included in the Hazardous Waste Round-Up.

All the materials collected at the Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up will be collected, classified, manifested, packed and transported by trained where the waste will be taken for proper treatment and disposal.

Examples of typical household hazardous wastes are:

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia
  • Art Supplies
  • Bleach
  • Barbecue starter
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Flea powder
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Metal polish
  • Oven cleaner
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Rodent poison
  • Solvents
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Waxes
  • Wood preservatives

The following items will be accepted, but to reduce program costs, the preferred recycling locations are as follows:

  • Paint at the Recycling Depot
  • Used Oil, Containers, & Filters at the Landfill

View more information about Garbage, Recycling, and Compost.

If you have questions, you can contact the Engineering Department at 780.672.4428 or at engineer@camrose.ca