Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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News Release - Household Hazardous Waste Day

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY will be held Saturday, May 13th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, in the Innovation Credit Union IPlex North parking lot (2001 Chaplin St E).  

Newalta and the City will collect and recycle Household Hazardous Waste Materials from citizens of Swift Current and surrounding areas. 

Please ensure containers are labeled to determine if they can be accepted. The following hazardous waste products will be accepted at the event:

  • Adhesives - contact cement, caulking, sealer, carpet and linoleum adhesives, glue.
  • Aerosols - hair spray, insect repellent, lubricant spray, furniture cleaner.
  • Automotive - used engine oil, used engine oil filters, antifreeze, batteries, carburetor cleaners, oil fuel, windshield cleaner.
  • Batteries - automotive, cellphone batteries, dry-cell, NiCad, lithium, alkali, lead-acid. (Please note the Recycle Depot also accepts household and automotive batteries year-round)  
  • Cleaners - oven cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, spot remover, disinfectants, car wax.
  • Corrosives - drain cleaner, engine degreaser, ammonia, battery acid, sulfuric acid.
  • Fuels - gasoline, diesel, kerosene, lamp oil, oil/gas mixture.
  • Mercury - mercury, thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLS).
  • Oxidizers - chlorine, bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizers, hydrogen peroxide, septic tank chemicals.
  • Poisons - lawn, herbicides, garden chemicals, rat poison, gopher killer, insecticides.
  • Pharmaceuticals - old prescription drugs, medicines (no sharps or biological waste).
  • Propane Cylinders - barbeque cylinders, camp cylinders
  • Solvent - paint thinner, acetone, varsol, alcohol, benzene, xylene, naphtha