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Household Hazardous Waste

Jun 27, 2026 09:00 AM

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 household hazardous waste? 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.

Household Hazardous Waste is accepted for free at the Waste Management Facility on Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
The weekly HHW service is supported by the Department of Community Services (YG).

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 Community Services (YG) hazardous waste website. Click here to learn more. 

Handling Hazardous Waste
Hazardous materials 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 labelled 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 ReCentre.
Services • 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 and Raven Recycling Society.
• More information visit the Government of Yukon’s hazardous waste page here.
• Pharmaceutical waste can be taken to your nearest hospital, nursing station or pharmacy.


June 27, 2026
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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