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How to Safely Handle your Household Hazardous Wastes

Not properly disposing of your hazardous household wastes and disposing of them, for example, in your normal garbage, can be dangerous to your family, your neighborhood, and your garbage collector. Pouring hazardous chemicals down the drain can really damage the environment. It’s therefore important to safely and properly drop off household chemical waste at a City of Calgary Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Location.

Household chemicals that are received by the City are safely treated, recycled or disposed of at the Sawn Hills Waste Treatment Centre. Other things such as propane tanks, anti-freeze, used oil containers and motor oil, car batteries and paint are also accepted by the City, but are sold to private companies for recycling.

If you have hazardous household waste that you would like to drop off at a designated City drop-off location, you must make sure the material is packaged and labeled properly. Proper packaging involves making sure the hazardous materials are in spill-proof containers, ensuring the lids are on tight, and keep each substance separate – don’t ever mix substances together! Make sure the label on the container is either the original label of the original product container, or that you clearly label the container with the true contents.

Check out this link for designated household hazardous waste drop-off locations:

If you have any questions or concerns or would like professional help in dealing with hazardous waste disposal, please give us a call at 24/7 Restoration. 

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