Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste includes corrosive, flammable or poisonous material like aerosols, cleaning products, pesticides, fertilizers and more. Discarding of these materials in the garbage or pouring them down the drain contaminates water and landfills.
Household Hazardous Waste - Recycling Opportunities in the Community
In addition to the City's Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days, there are a number of local retailers that accept specific materials for disposal or recycling during their regular business hours. Visit Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council's website for a list of places that accept household hazardous waste material. A list of contacts for materials NOT accepted at either local retailers or Household Hazardous Waste events at SaskTel Centre is provided below.
Household Hazardous Waste - Drop-off Events at SaskTel Centre
To help you dispose of household hazardous waste, the City coordinates regular Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days. On the dates listed below, a temporary site is set up at SaskTel Centre parking lot (101 - 3515 Thatcher Avenue) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for residents of Saskatoon to drop-off their household hazardous waste materials for recycling or safe disposal.
2015 Household Hazardous Waste Days
- April 18
- May 23
- June 20
- July 4
- August 15
- September 19
- October 17
- November 21
Materials Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Days
- Acid - battery acid, toilet bowl cleaner, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid
- Adhesives - contact cement, resin, glue, sealer, caulking
- Aerosols - hair spray, insect repellant, lubricant spray, furniture cleaner
- Automotive - used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, carburetor cleaner, batteries, fuel, windshield wiper solution, transmission fluid, brake fluid, empty oil containers and pails
- Batteries - alkali, dry cell, NiCad, lithium, lead-acid (automotive)
- Cleaners - floor, carpet, clothing, oven, glass, car wax, disinfectant, aluminium cleaner
- Cylinders - propane, helium, oxygen, acetylene, fire extinguishers
- Corrosives - drain cleaner, engine degreaser, ammonia, battery acid, sulfuric acid
- Fuels - gasoline, diesel, kerosene, oil/gas mixture
- Light Bulbs & Ballasts - fluorescent light ballasts (with or without PCBs), light bulbs
- Mercury - mercury, mercury thermometers
- Oxidizing Chemicals - chlorine, bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizer, hydrogen peroxide
- Pesticides & Fertilizers - pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, fertilizer
- Pharmaceuticals - prescription drugs, medicines (no needles, sharps or biological waste)
- Propane Cylinders - barbeque cylinders (20 lb), camp cylinders (1 lb)
- Solvents – varsol, paint thinner, naphtha, acetone, toluene, xylene, alcohol, benzene
- Other Materials – asbestos (must be triple contained), asphalt & roofing tar, detergents, photographic chemicals, pigments, dyes, hair colour, nail polish, nail polish remover, lead, mothballs, pet supplies, phenol, pine oil, scouring powder, spot remover, septic tank chemicals, shoe polish, wood preservatives
Materials NOT Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Days
- Materials not listed above
- Class 1 (Explosives) including ammunition, explosives, guns and weapons (contact Saskatoon Police Service at (306) 975-8300)
- Class 2 (Compressed Gases) other than propane, helium, oxygen and acetylene cylinders, fire extinguishers and aerosols (contact Envirotec Services Incorporated at (306) 244-9500)
- Class 7 (Radioactive) including ionization chamber-type smoke detectors (contact Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council at (306) 931-3242)
- Biologically hazardous materials including sharps and needles (contact Biomed Recovery and Disposal Ltd. at (306)253-4476)
- Paint that is accepted through the Saskatchewan Paint Recycling Program - Leftover paint and empty paint cans are accepted without charge at all SARCAN recycling depots in Saskatoon. SARCAN is the designated collector of these materials under the Saskatchewan Paint Recycling Program. A complete list of items accepted under the program can be found at SARCAN
- PCB materials other than fluorescent light ballasts (contact Envirotec Services Incorporated at (306) 244-9500)
- Used tires, automotive and bicycle (contact Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation at (306) 721-8473)
- Unknown chemicals (contact Envirotec Services Incorporated at (306) 244-9500)
Leftover paint and empty paint cans are accepted without charge at all SARCAN recycling depots in Saskatoon.
SARCAN is the designated collector of these materials under the Saskatchewan Paint Recycling Program. A complete list of items accepted under the program can be found on SARCAN's website.
Paint that is NOT accepted through the SARCAN program can be dropped off at Household Hazardous Waste Days.
Electronics are accepted without charge at a number of drop-off centres in Saskatoon, including all SARCAN recycling depots.
Residents and businesses can drop off approved products at one of ten Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA-SK) drop-off centres in Saskatoon. Approved products include: desktop and portable computers, computer equipment (keyboards, mice, cables and internal components), desktop printers and fax machines, displays (TVs, computer monitors), audio/video systems (personal or portable, vehicle, home) and non-cellular telephones.
Please use Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council's recycling database to find out where to dispose of materials not listed above.