Household Hazardous Waste Collection


hazard2The 2016 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY was held Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, in the City Hall Parking Lot (177 - 1st Ave NE).  Watch this page for the 2017 date to be announced! 

Envirotec and the Swift Current Fire Department worked together to collect and recycle Household Hazardous Waste Materials from citizens of Swift Current and surrounding areas.  The following hazardous waste products were 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 (also accepted at Sask Abilities Eco-Center), used engine oil filters (also accepted at Sask Abilities Eco-Center), 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