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City Holding Annual Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day

by City of Martensville

The City of Martensville will be holding a Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Collection day on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 9:30am to 3:30pm in the parking lot of the Martensville Sports Centre. This event will give residents of Martensville the opportunity to dispose of a variety of hazardous household waste and chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular garbage or recycling collection. Improper disposal of hazardous household waste can result in contamination of the environment, including waterways and greenspaces within the City.

The event will take place in the parking lot of the Sports Centre where collection points will be set up. Workers will ask residents what type of waste they have and will direct them to the appropriate collection points. We ask that all materials are brought in containers that will not spill or leak. All materials should be clearly labelled, and if possible, should be brought in the original packaging. Unidentified materials will not be accepted. Please note that this is only for household hazardous waste, no commercial, industrial, or farm chemicals/waste will be accepted. For used motor oil, no container larger than 20L will be accepted to a maximum of 60L per resident. Please see below for a detailed list of accepted materials.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic anyone who attends the HHW event will be asked to remain in their vehicles. If a participant must exit their vehicle, we ask that they maintain a 2 meter minimum distance from all staff.

List of Materials Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

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, aluminum 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 – asphalt & roofing tar, detergents, paint, 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 Collection Day
Biologically Hazardous Materials – including sharps and needles
Commercial, Industrial, or Farm Chemicals or Materials
Compressed Gases – other than propane, helium, oxygen and acetylene cylinders, fire
extinguishers and aerosols
Explosives – including ammunition, explosives, guns and weapons
PCB materials – other than fluorescent light ballasts
Radioactive Materials – including ionization chamber-type smoke detectors
Used Tires – automotive and bicycle
Unknown Chemicals

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