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Household Hazardous Waste Day

Sep 10, 2022 10:00 AM

Household hazardous waste day

The next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day is:
Saturday, September 10, 2022: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Waste Management Facility

Most households and businesses have hazardous waste. It could be used oil from vehicles, fluorescent light bulbs, expired bear spray, cleaning products, and many others. Not sure if it’s HHW? Use the What Goes Where sorting tool to find out.

Proper disposal is important to ensure these materials don’t end up polluting the air we breath or the water we drink. You wouldn’t pour these items onto the ground, so why put them in your garbage? Placing these items into the landfill has the potential to cause harmful effects to human and environmental health.

Commercial Hazardous Waste
The industrial, commercial, institutional, construction and demolition sector must handle hazardous waste responsibly. For more information on commercial hazardous waste visit Yukon Government Community Services hazardous waste website: click here for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Household hazardous waste can be taken to one of the Household Hazardous Waste Days hosted at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility in partnership with Yukon Government. *Commercial hazardous waste and 45 gallon drums are not accepted.

Handling Hazardous Waste
Hazardous materials are…hazardous, and do not belong in your garbage bin! Here are some things to keep in mind while handling and transporting hazardous waste:

  • Package hazardous waste properly; do not transport fluids in open buckets and do not mix fluids
  • Tape ends of rechargeable batteries (transportation safety regulations require this for shipment)
  • Be careful not to break fluorescent bulbs when transporting; breaking them releases harmful mercury vapour
  • Keep items in the original packaging when possible so that the waste can be easily identifiable
  • Paint thinners, stains and cleaners are to be disposed of as hazardous waste
  • Latex paint cans should be opened and left to dry and disposed of with your regular garbage
Material Aerosols and empty aerosol containers
Antifreeze and brake fluid
Cleaning chemicals
Fluorescent light bulbs, fluorescent light ballasts manufactured before 1980
Gasoline, propane, solvents and waste oil
Herbicides and pesticides
Alkaline and rechargeable batteries, vehicle batteries
Stains and oil paint products
Other products labeled as corrosive, toxic, reactive, explosive, oxidizing, poisonous, infectious or flammable
Requirements Must be separated from regular waste.
When mixed with regular waste, could trigger unsorted waste charges at the Waste Management Facility.
The only exception is car batteries: these can be dropped off for free at the Waste Management Facility or at Raven Recycling.
Services Yukon Government Community Services operates a commercial and residential hazardous waste collection program. Click here for more information.
Household hazardous waste days are twice a year hosted at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility.
For commercial hazardous waste collection services contact General Waste Management or KBL Environmental Services
Good To Know Alkaline and rechargeable batteries can be dropped off at Call2Recycle depots: The Source, Staples & Raven Recycling Society.
More information visit Yukon Governments hazardous waste page here.
Pharmaceutical waste can be taken to your nearest hospital, nursing station or pharmacy.

Details

Date:
September 10
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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