Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held Saturday, October 10th, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, just inside the gates at the City of Swift Current landfill.

In keeping with COVID-19 restrictions: Please stay in your vehicle when arriving on site; an attendant will unload your items for you.  

We collect and recycle household hazardous waste materials from residents of Swift Current and surrounding areas.

Thank you Swift Current residents for your participation. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a business owner requiring hazardous waste material management, Tervita accepts and collects commercial (and household) materials year-round. 

Household Hazardous Waste Guidelines:

Please ensure containers are labelled to determine their contents. The following hazardous waste products are accepted:

  • 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.
  • Paint - old paint cans only; new, or fully usable paint should be taken to SARCAN
  • 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

    If you're wondering where to drop off items that are not hazardous, try this tool: