It’s important to responsibly recycle and dispose of hazardous waste and, in some cases, our safety and lives depend on it! Garbage and recycling collectors and processors have witnessed an increase in the improper disposal of explosive and hazardous materials, both locally and provincially.
Hazardous waste such as propane canisters and lithium-ion batteries from cell phones and laptops can explode or ignite during landfilling and recycling processes, which can turn a regular household item into something dangerous or deadly. Hazardous items can cause serious harm to workers and garbage and recycling facilities.
It’s vital that the following items stay out of garbage and recycling containers:
- batteries - household
- batteries - rechargebale (cell phones and laptops)
- bear spray
- brake fluid
- butane canisters
- driveway sealant
- flammable liquids
- helium tanks
- lighters and matches
- motor oil
- paint thinner
- pool chemicals
- propane canisters
Bring the following items to Mission Flats Landfill for FREE EVERY DAY!
- light bulbs and fixtures
- small appliances
- household paint and aerosols*
- flammable liquids*
- domestic pesticides*
(*In original containers only with labels intact).
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